The Risks of Hiring Unlicensed Contractors and Proceeding Without a Contract
Wizcrete Concrete throughout our years as concrete contractors, we've noticed a common mistake homeowners often make – they entrust their concrete driveway projects to contractors who lack the appropriate licensing and are unwilling to provide a written contract for work exceeding $5,000.
Undertaking a project with an unlicensed contractor can expose you and your project to numerous risks.
The skill set and expertise of these contractors may be subpar, potentially leading to substandard work that doesn't comply with building standards and regulations.
Furthermore, in the event of complications arising during the project, unlicensed contractors might not possess the necessary insurance or legal safeguards to compensate for damages or rectify mistakes.
It's also vital to secure a written contract for any work over $5,000. A contract provides a transparent outline of the project scope, timeline, cost, and expected outcomes. Without this document, it becomes exceedingly difficult to hold the contractor accountable for any issues that occur during the project.
We've witnessed firsthand how important it is to hire licensed and certified contractors. These professionals are held to higher industry standards and must meet stringent requirements to ensure their work is of premium quality. Importantly, licensed contractors carry the necessary insurance and offer warranties to safeguard you and your investment should any problems or damages arise.
Therefore, whether you choose us or another contractor for your project, we strongly recommend prioritizing licensed professionals who are prepared to provide a clear written contract detailing their work.
This approach ensures your project is completed to high standards while providing you protection every step of the way.