Did you know that, as a home-owner, you are legally responsible for pulling permits for the work being done in your home? Legitimate contractors will take this responsibility off your hands, but others won’t. Here’s what you need to know when renovating your basement:
Permits needed when renovating your basement:
The electrical and mechanical permits need to be pulled and performed under the supervision of a certified tradesman, whereas a building permit does not need to be pulled by a certified professional, as this can be done by any home-owner. We suggest you choose your contractor wisely and carefully based on your due diligence.
You should always ask to see paperwork. Check with your contractor to ensure their trades are licensed, they have their business license, WCB (certificate of clearance), and liability insurance (we suggest at least $2 million).
At Basements & Beyond Renovations, we have you covered. Our team of knowledgeable professionals take care of everything listed above; we pull the permits for you, ensure that quality work is conducted by licensed professionals, we are certified and insured, and we have all the paperwork to back it up. You can rest easy and worry-free when you hire Basements & Beyond Renovations as your trusted contractor.