When you are building a new house or just remodeling, you might think a bomb went off at various points. And why is that? There are really two scenarios to look at. One scenario is when you have a builder that does not maintain the job site throughout the job. The other scenario can be when the job site is always maintained, but you are shocked at the scenes of the various stages.
Let’s start with the builder or sub-contractors that never maintain the job site. You should always have a large dumpster on site for all the materials to be discarded in. But just having a dumpster on site doesn’t mean the site will always be kept clean. A good builder will maintain his job site for numerous reasons. The top reason is for safety. The other reasons could be for preparations in the next stages, to watch the trades work, to keep a clean site so debris doesn’t blow, and more. You will see stuff sitting around at different points regardless. But these things sitting around should be used by that subcontractor onsite. If not, it should be cleaned up.
The second scenario is when you have a builder that does maintain his job site, but there are other things that can make it look like a bomb went off. If you have stone on you whole house, you will have the masonry cuttings all over. You could have stone all around the grounds of the house. The next big shock could come right after you have the painter do his preliminary painting, followed by installation of cabinets that will need to be stained. Chances are you will walk into the house only to see everything taped and marked off, some stain on the wall, papers everywhere, and staining going on big time. The smell can definitely drive you out of the house. But, no worries. This process is normal. Papers will come down, tape will be removed, walls will be touched up, smells will dissipate, and you will be left with a gorgeous product.
So don’t panic if you think a bomb has gone off at some stages of construction. This will be temporary, especially if you have a contractor that does maintain his job site. But, if you do have a contractor that does not maintain his site, you might want to panic a bit here and ask for it to be cleaned and maintained. Hopefully, your contractor has warned you and prepared you for each stage of the project. Communication is always the key.
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