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Construction - What to do about complaining contractors

 

When it comes to construction projects, more often than not, you'll find yourself faced with the type of person that you wish you could just avoid for the rest of your life. Yes, I'm talking about those contractors who end up doing more work with their mouth because they complain a lot. Complaining contractors during any construction project is the last thing that anyone needs.

Unfortunately, they are everywhere and there may be a good chance that you'll meet one maybe once or twice in your lifetime. Completely avoiding them may be easy enough for some people. But for others, the realization that these contractors are hauling along a large bag of complaints with them at all times may come too late. In which case, it's only right to know some key things to keep in mind when dealing with these annoying complaining contractors.

First, be on the lookout for signs of a complainer when it comes to dealing with this type of person during any construction project. There are many indications that may point to a person's nature as someone who is inclined to complain more than to do real work. As soon as you start hearing complaints, be on the lookout because if you put up with it, more will be coming your way.

On the very first mention of a complaint, begin a closer and more thorough observation of the contractor  to help you figure out what you should do next. Whenever a contractor starts making complaints, it is usually followed by a request for more money from you to solve whatever small problem he or she has started complaining about. At this point, it would be useful to bring out the contract which was agreed upon and remind a contractor exactly what he or she had signed up for going into the project. A contract with a contractor's signature is really your best weapon in situations like this one.

What is indicated in the construction contract shall be followed by both you and the contractor. If the contractor suddenly starts bringing up something that was not indicated in the contract and then starts to charge your for it, don't fall for it easily. It is a classic ploy used to squeeze out more money from you and you should be wary about stuff like it.

Whatever happens, make sure to stick to your guns and don't let up. In other words, hang on to your contract and be sure to stress its important in the face of a complaining contractor during construction.