Choosing a basement repair contractor is different than choosing almost any other kind of contractor because both the underlying causes and the real repairs are hidden by the ground, walls and floor. In most cases it will take some time before the quality of the repairs are tested. Therefore, this is very much a faith and trust business. You should check carefully on the experience, integrity and ability of the contractor.
- Visit the contractor’s office. Sometimes it is no more than an answering service. For references, take names of previous customers at random from his file.
- Ask to see a job in progress to evaluate the competence of the workmen and their equipment.
- Resist all scare tactics. Repairs are seldom of an emergency nature.