I want to remove the wall that separates two rooms in the house in order to open up more space. Can that be done?
Yes, of course! At ESV | Prime Construction we consider several components when doing this type of remodel. Is the wall load bearing? How much electrical is running through the wall? What are you going to do about the flooring? If the wall is load bearing, do you want the beam exposed or recessed into the ceiling (which is more costly)? With a project of this nature, usually the ceilings on both sides will have to have the texture touched up and both ceilings repainted as well as the walls. There are numerous factors to consider. Let us walk you through that process.
How should a contractor handle problems that come up?
First of all, with any remodeling project, there may be glitches that arise. At ESV | Prime Construction we promise to address and to respond to any problem right away. Eric Sherf, owner and CEO, will come up with a solution, implement it, and the project will move forward.
How long should a remodeling project take to complete?
This all depends on the nature of your specific house or office setup and your vision for your new space. Many factors enter into the equation when determining the timeline to complete a project. At ESV | Prime Construction will do our best to give you an accurate timeline and to keep you informed as to the project’s trajectory every step of the way.
Where do you find reliable contractors? How do you decide who to use?
Call the local National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) office, 817-753-6181, and ask for information. In addition, looking at a particular contractor’s website will reveal a lot about a contractor in terms of their professionalism and attention to detail. Also, a search on YELP may provide useful testimonial information from former clients.
Are there any specific questions I should ask when speaking with a contractor?
Do you stand behind your work? Am I getting a good value? How long have you been doing this? Ask if they have references and referrals, pictures with close ups maybe a portfolio. How long will this take to complete from start to finish? Have you ever done a project like this before? How much insurance do you carry and what kind?
When I get my estimate, what should it say or include?
At ESV | Prime Construction we are committed to transparent price estimates without any hidden costs or fees. Everything from the cost of materials to the cost of obtaining specific permits will be clearly outlined for your review and approval.
I got several estimates for the project and they are all different in price... by a lot, why is that
There could be several reasons for this:
- Scope of work is not the same
- Insurance verses no insurance
- Type of materials used
- Attention to detail