So it’s the day before Halloween and our boys are beyond excited, at the same time our new GC continues to impress us by staying ahead of schedule (Yes, despite what our former GC stated, they do have schedules in residential construction). However it’s challenging to get geared up to write about our progress when all I can think about are the millions of people being so adversely affected by Hurricane Sandy.
If you’ve read my blog long enough you know that the experience with our previous GC was beyond a nightmare. Besides the emotional and mental strain that we experienced he ended up costing us a lot of money and we’re having to become overly creative and value engineer every part of the process going forward. We can’t go back and change our experience but my hope is that maybe I can somehow prevent someone else from having to go through the same living hell. We thought we dotted every “i” and crossed every “t” but obviously there are things we could have done differently. Being a “Monday morning quarterback” has always been my specialty.
That being said, I’ve attached 2 articles, the first is from Mike Holmes giving tips on how to hire a competent contractor, while the latter was recently featured on msn.com and is super informative with regards to contractor warranties and how to handle defective construction.
Thoughts and Prayers are with are with all of the victims of Sandy.