Professional Home Remodelers Are Changing the Business - As more and
more people become educated about how contractors do business in the
United States, I'm starting to see a shift in the way home remodelers do
business. It seems like were finally getting rid of the crooked
contractors and replacing them with honest reliable professionals.
Universal Construction Methods Remain the Same -
In case you're wondering why most houses look similar and are
constructed and relatively the same method, you're absolutely right.
Most homes are designed and constructed in similar manners, using
standard construction methods.
Money Is a Contractor Actually Worth? - I've been a contractor since
1986 and this seems to be one of the biggest problems that homeowners
and other employers of mine seem to have. Is my contractor charging me
too much money? This seems to be one of the biggest issues and
confrontational problems in the construction industry today.
Construction Shortcuts Create Big Problems - I've seen plumbers
poorly fastened pipes together, only to create water leaks that damage
large sections of homes. I've seen electricians create fire hazards by
splicing electrical wires in concealed areas and I've seen roofers
improperly flash around skylights without any knowledge of the problems
that they were actually creating.
What I Learned from Carpenters in the 1970s - When I started working
in construction, the year was 1978 and carpenters usually brought their
dogs to the job, had their radios blasting out loud music and there was
plenty of alcohol that was consumed on a regular basis. These carpenters
that I'm talking about, weren't really interested in safety or doing
exceptionally good work.
Twice before Making Your Own Changes during Construction? - My
grandfather was a carpenter and he taught my father and his brother the
art of home construction. I was talking to my uncle one day when he said
something that I would never forget. He said,” We are just assembling
the homes, it's not our job to reengineer or design them.”
Don't Mix Alcohol with Construction Labor - When I first started
working in the construction business, in 1978 it seemed like everyone
drank alcohol on the job. These people seem to function pretty good,
even though some of them were definitely under the influence of alcohol.