by Frank in North york 11 months ago
Is it a bad sign when a contractor provides an estimate but it is not very detailed in terms of the work to be done? That is, they provide an estimate and indicate that the work is to repave the backyard and coping around the pool but do not specify the square feet, indicate that the retaining wall needs to be replaced, etc.? I wonder if this is normal as long as the actual signing contract specifies the details of the work done.
Also, is it necessary to have a bonded contractor do the work (as oppose to a non-bonded contractor) for work ~$25,000?
by Stone Trend in North York 11 months ago
By all means it is not.
An estimate purpose, is to give you (the customer) an Idea about how much it will cost.
Once you approve the estimated budget the " actual signing contract " with the specifications of the work to be done and you and the contractor commit to the terms, the estimate means nothing.
Mostly this is a common practice among contractors who invest time,effort and money when they come to your house( to take measurements ,make calls for materials you might need )in order to give you a proper Quote ,to protect themselves against those who claim " We will beat any written quote for the job you need".