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Add #10..."How many of your workers/sub-contractors are addicted to weed/drugs, booze or porn"?

May sound silly, but finding out that your house is being inhabited for weeks at a time by any organism with any of these "character flaws", can be a nightmare for you, your family and children. And if necessary have your contractor sign a contract guaranteeing that NONE of his subs are likewise "inclined".

Workers that don't show-up, consistently arrive late, leave early or don't return from lunch or are arrested in your driveway is NO fun, no matter how "great" the photos of their previous remodels are, And finding one of them in your daughter's underwear drawer is HARROWING!

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A very important question that should always be asked and should be a deal breaker if the answer is "NO" is Do you have Contractors' Liability Insurance and Workers' Compensation for you and your employees? Before work begins make sure you are added as an additional insured on the policy for the time period that the work is being performed and get a certificate of Insurance

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Builders Site Protection, Inc.

Great additional questions. I would also recommend asking "what type of surface protection and dust control will you provide?" At the very least, dust containment with zippered plastic doors should be used if possible and carpeted stairs etc. should be protected during construcion with products available at protection companies such as Builders Site Protection, Inc.

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