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Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great Patio Construction And Service

January 2014

When hiring and working with a Patio Builder, every homeowner needs to know: What services does a Patio Builder commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Patio Builder? And most importantly, how do I make sure that the Patio Construction And Service is done right?

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Patio Builder - FAQ

How do I avoid the scams and get good Patio Construction And Service at a fair price?First, decide on ALL product / service options. Compile a list of work and quality requirements (see the next section). Have at least 2 qualified pros complete detailed bids on the work. Use a written contract that ties payment to verifyable results. Download the Patio Builder Hiring Guide for step-by-step details.
What should I expect to pay for Patio Construction And Service?Most Patio Construction And Service work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific service(s) or deliverables. The underlying hourly rate for a Patio Builder ranges from $67 to $100. Usually, a minimum fee will be charged, which represents 1.5 - 2 hours of effort. In some cases, the quoted job price may be negotiable, particularly if other work is performed by the Patio Builder.
Do I need to use a licensed Patio Builder for my job? If so - how do I verify license status?A professional Patio Builder must be licensed to provide most Patio Construction And Services. To check a Patio Builder's license status, search the telephone directory or online for your state's professional license board or department. Contact the licensing authority to verify license standing and history for the business and individual.
Should I use an insured Patio Builder for my project?Your Patio Builder should carry adequate liability insurance for work related damages. Your Patio Builder should also have workman's compensation insurance for job related injury or health risks.
Does my Patio Builder need to be bonded?A bond will protect the homeowner if the terms of the contract are not met by the Patio Builder. A bond is recommended for any work over $500. Make sure that your Patio Builder's bond is valid and that the bond limit will cover the cost of completing or re-doing the work, before any work begins.

Patio Builder - Services

A Patio Builder can handle a number of jobs, activities and problems. The list below summarizes common Patio Construction And Services. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:

Patio Builder - Finding and Hiring

Not every Patio Builder has the same ability. Experience, skills, and sense of acceptable quality vary considerable. To get the results that you expect, it is essential that you put appropriate effort behind finding a Patio Builder matched to the specific requirements of your job - not simply someone that puts you at ease or wins your confidence. Before starting, make sure that you completely understand the work you want the Patio Builder to perform and the job quality you expect. Then, begin the selection process outlined below:

Patio Builder - Important Agreement / Contract Terms

A written agreement greatly improves your odds of success when working with a Patio Builder. Never start work until you have a complete agreement signed by your Patio Builder. For small jobs use a written work order. For larger projects, use a detailed contract. Never feel pressured to use the Patio Builder's standard contract. Make sure the following points are included in the agreement:

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Patio Builder Hiring Guide

How to hire a Patio Builder

Use this notebook ready hiring guide to:

  • Find & hire great help
  • Get fair, complete bids
  • Get quality work
  • Make a strong contract

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