Waterproofing is essential to your home. If there are issues in the waterproofing, it will be difficult to find the source of the problem and you will end up paying more for the repair work. So for a worry free stay in your home, you need to select a reliable contractor with a lot of experience.
References are very important when selecting a waterproofing company. You can ask them to provide references of their previous and current customers so that you can contact them to get a better understanding of the company. Ask the customers whether they have experienced any issues in waterproofing up till now and if they are willing to recommend the company to others. Ask them about the timeline for the project and if there were any delays or changes in cost midway through the project. It is best to understand both the positive and negative points about the company so that you understand whether they are a good fit for your project. You can also check for reviews of the company to get an idea of how satisfied their previous customers are. A quick Google search on waterproofing Perth will give you a list of companies in your vicinity which can be a starting point. Make sure that you go through all the websites to get an idea of the company history and experience.
You will also be able to check if the company has been awarded for excellence in the industry. This will let you know that they have carried out exemplary work. You should also check their certification. You can contact the company once you are narrowing down the list to see if their certifications are up to date. Licensing is also important. You need to make sure that the products are installed by contractors who are bonded and licensed. While the products will have a warranty, you will not be able to collect on it if it was installed by a contractor who doesn’t carry the right certifications. You should also check with the company for the duration of the warranty. There should be an official document provided to you on this. All information provided by the company should be verified. Ask for copies of the documents so that you can check whether they are up to date.
Always have a written contract between you and the contractor so that it can be used if there is an issue with the work afterwards. Make sure that you read the terms and conditions of the contract to understand the details of the work scope, timeline, estimated costs, how disputes are handled, warranty information etc. You can also contact government agencies or other official authorities to see if the company has any complaints against them. If you are contacting a contractor to repair waterproofing in your home, have them visit the site to carry out an initial inspection. You will be able to tell from their observations how experienced they are in the field. They should be able to identify signs of water damage that are not obvious to a layman and they should have several solutions for the issue.