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How should I deal with a bad contractor?

Home renovation is rarely easy. If your contractor performs subpar work, you're probably in search of a way to recover on the cost of improvements or have repairs made to restore your home. House Logic explains what you should do if your contractor isn't living up to his end of the bargain.

What are the common causes of construction accidents?

Construction work sites are often filled with safety hazards. If you are a construction worker in North Carolina, you should be aware of these hazards so you can stay safe at work. If you are an employer, then knowing the risks enables you to make a safer workplace for your employees. Construct Connect explains there are some areas that get a lot of attention because they usually cause fatal accidents, but there are other common issues that lead to regular injuries even though they may not be fatal. Knowing about all hazards is important, so here is a look at some of the less talked about issues.

Using experts for claims of differing site conditions

Contractors and project owners in North Carolina, know that large undertakings have many moving parts. Contract provisions often identify typical issues, and the methods for handling them. This is especially true when discussing site conditions. The contract should also address procedures for communicating and documenting unforeseen circumstances. When issues occur outside the contract parameters, there are several alternatives, innovative solutions, and cost-effective methods to avoid the cost and expense of litigation.

How does a hurricane affect construction?

If you have a construction project in the works during the hurricane season in North Carolina, it is natural to worry about what impact a storm could have. The reality is a storm impacts the construction industry in many ways. It may lead to serious delays with your project. Not only that, but the damage sustained might have a great impact on whether you can move forward or not.

How might substandard materials hurt my construction business?

Potential homebuyers rely on you and your subcontractors to build a quality structure that will hold up through the seasons. When a North Carolina home has been built with materials that are below standard, everyone suffers, including homeowners, contractors and the housing market.

How can I legally protect my construction business?

There is a legal component to all construction projects that is often overlooked. Even if you feel that a job went off without a hitch, there is a chance that you could face litigation down the line. While you can't always prevent conflicts from occurring, Construction Business Owner recommends the following steps to greatly decrease the chance that issues occur.

Reducing stress during a construction dispute

Construction disputes surface for many reasons and can place a great deal of strain on a person's life. If you run a construction firm and are in the midst of a dispute, you may find that the dispute is having a negative impact on your life in other ways, such as your relationships with friends and loved ones or your ability to enjoy certain activities. These disputes can certainly be very stressful, and it is important to look for ways to lower your stress levels during such times.

Dispute over the construction of a large hotel on public land

An interesting part of the construction industry in North Carolina that many people do not see is all of the work that goes into negotiating terms and conditions before a new-build pops up. Long before a new building ever becomes visible to passers-by, there are rigorous communications that take place between land owners, community leaders and potential developers to agree on how to use the land for the most productive and environmentally friendly purpose. 

How can I improve my construction quality?

As a contractor in North Carolina, you know that quality matters. That's why it's important to constantly check yourself and your workers to ensure you're performing the absolute best you can. Because a lack of quality can easily lead to litigation if your clients are unhappy with the final project, Residential Contractor offers the following advice.

How can I choose a qualified home contractor?

If you're having work done on your home in North Carolina, finding a reliable contractor is a huge concern. If you the company you choose performs subpar work you could be looking at lost money as well as potential legal issues down the line if you're truly unhappy with the results. To prevent problems from occurring in the first place, U.S. News & World Report offers the following tips.

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