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What is a Construction Manager vs. General Contractor?

What is Construction Management Construction management is professional planning, implementation and oversight of a home building or improvement project, including: Pre-construction development of schedule and budget with design architect Hiring and leading teams of supervisors, subcontractors and general contractors Monitoring of budget and schedule throughout process On-site supervision and oversight of progress and quality Safety…

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How to Choose a Concrete Contractor

Looking for Concrete Workers for Your Home Project? The versatility of concrete has caused both contractors and homeowners to turn to it as a primary building material. Driveways, patios, floors, and other flatwork remain the most popular types of installations. Meanwhile, concrete staining and other decorative projects are becoming more popular. As demand has grown, finding…

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What Do Excavation Contractors Do?

Excavation contractors dig, move and grade the earth using heavy machinery for various construction projects. The most common jobs include trenching, grading and landscaping. Trenching includes installing wells, sewers, utilities, and foundational supports. Excavation contractors usually subcontract as part of larger projects. This means your general contractor takes care of all hiring and project management….

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Why Hire a Professional or Real Estate Home Stager

What Is Home Staging? Staging a home involves getting specific rooms ready to sell. It makes the house appeal to buyers in your area. This services goes beyond cleaning and minor improvements to the property. It creates a look that highlights the best aspects of your space. There are different types of home staging you…

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Questions to Ask Your Bathroom Contractor

On This Page: Questions To Ask a Bathroom Contractor Interview Question for References Questions to Ask a Bathroom Remodeling Contractor About His or Her Work Bathroom remodels are a popular project for any homeowner trying to improve the looks and functionality of their home. But, according to HomeAdvisor’s True Cost Guide, most bathroom renovations —…

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How to Find and Hire an Interior Decorator

Interior Decorator Questions to Ask When Hiring 1. What Is Your Background? When you start calling pros, ask open-ended questions about their backgrounds. This will help you compare their qualifications. Many pros have relevant experience or education in similar fields, such as fine arts. 2. Are You a Certified Interior Decorator? Certified Interior Decorators International…

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Structural Engineers: What They Do & How to Find Residential Services

Looking for a Structural Engineer? Certain projects call for the expertise of an engineer. Whether you’re building a new home or renovating your existing space, you might need a structural engineer for help with your home project. These experts focus on any formational considerations surrounding your house. Use this guide to understand what these professionals do,…

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Remodels That Add Value to Your Home: Should You DIY or Hire a Pro?

What Home Improvements Add the Most Value? Potential buyers are most interested in kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects. So, if you’re looking to improve the value of your home, focus on these areas after tackling necessary improvements such as replacing a broken window or resolving drainage problems. How Much Value Does A Bathroom Remodel Add?…

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