how to assess your proposals
scope of work
Ensure that the proposed scope of work aligns with your specific needs. Guard against scope creep by determining whether a full replacement is necessary or if a repair can effectively address the issue. Opting for a "right-sized" scope of work will address both symptoms and root causes, preventing unnecessary expenses.
Inquire about the contractor's approach to completing the required work. It's essential to confirm that their methods adhere to industry standards. Following these standards is critical to correcting issues and ensuring proper waterproofing. Neglecting waterproofing can result in ongoing water intrusion and further damage.
Gain clarity on the materials the contractor intends to use and whether they come with warranties. The quality of materials is significant. Although higher-quality products may entail higher initial costs, they typically have a longer lifespan, offering a lasting solution and potential savings for the community.
Examine the type of warranty being offered. There are two common types to consider:
Prorated Warranty: Covers 100% replacement costs in the first year but decreases over time. After the first few years of the warranty, the association is responsible for the majority of the replacement costs.
No Dollar Limit Warranty: Provides 100% coverage for replacement costs throughout the entire warranty period, even if a component fails shortly before it expires. This choice of warranty will have a substantial positive impact on long-term costs and provide you with peace of mind.
determining the scope of work
We help communities "right size" a project, so you only pay for what you need. Our experts evaluate identified issues and detail the necessary repairs and replacements to safeguard your building. Our inspection report features a tailored scope of work for your bidding documents, preventing costly, unnecessary fixes.
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repair vs replacement
Our team of experts conducts precise assessments to determine whether a repair or replacement is necessary. True Property Inspections stands out as the sole inspection team in the U.S. holding five specialized certifications and licenses in moisture control, general contracting, roofing, mold-related services, and microbial remediation. Additionally, our CEO is one of just three individuals in the state (and one of ten in the entire United States) holding the esteemed designation of Certified Moisture Control Consultant.