Owners and managers of commercial buildings understand just how different these buildings are from the average residential building. Not only are they larger but also experience significantly more wear and tear over the years.
Maintaining a commercial building is a lot of work. However, there is more to it than simply ensuring that the walls are painted and the floors scrubbed clean. You also need to ensure that the building is safe for its occupants. Attending to the foundation of the building is a great place to start.
Hiring commercial foundation waterproofing contractors
One of the most important aspects of maintaining the foundation of a commercial building is ensuring that it is waterproof. This requires the help of a foundation waterproofing professional. If you’re planning to hire one for your building, consider the following tips.
- Consider professionalism and experience vs. price
While it may be tempting to go for the contractor that will save you the most money, it is important to note that not all contractors are the same. They won’t offer you the same experience, results and level of professionalism. It is important to weigh all these factors when considering the contractor you choose.
Go for a contractor with experience in commercial foundations. They should have a professional attitude and have a well-trained team. They should also be able to provide you with references and testimonials for work they have done previously.
Remember that the foundations of commercial buildings are significantly different from those of residential buildings. You should always hire a contractor who understands these foundations and can therefore provide you with long term solutions.
- Compare the systems they use
There are various systems used for foundation waterproofing. It is important to consider the different systems available and choose that which will best suit your situation. Invite the contractors to inspect your foundation and provide you with possible solutions. Compare the solutions weighing their pros and cons. Determine which would provide you with the most benefits for the long term.
It is important to remember that short term solutions may seem cheap and easy to use at the onset. However, they are costly in the long run. You will eventually have to invest in the long term solution. Why not just do it now and forget about it?
- Take a close look at the estimate
Examine the estimates from the different contractors. Are there hidden fees? How long will the job take? What are they charging for different aspects of the job? Is there anything unclear? Do they provide warranties or guarantees for their work?
Take your time and select the contractor that meets your needs.