Q: What experience do you have?
A: Paul McGrath has been a licensed general contractor for over 30 years. He has personally performed over 20,000 foundation and drainage inspections and successfully completed over 4,000 contracts.
Q: How much do you charge for an inspection?
A: We charge a consultation fee of $595 for either a foundation report or site drainage report, and $795 for a combined report. Larger properties are more and are charged on an individual basis. You get a clearly written report and itemized estimates and follow-up consultations with you or your representatives.
Q: Do you have a minimum contract requirement?
A: Yes, we have a $5,000 minimum.
Q: Do you provide a written estimate?
A: Yes. We generate a detailed written report and itemized estimates for every inspection and send via email. These are clear and detailed with dimensions included.
Q: Do you obtain permits for your work?
A: Yes. Most projects require permits from the local building department. We can usually expedite these on your behalf as part of our service to you.
Q: Do you provide engineering if my project requires it?
A: Yes. We work with many of the most experienced geotechnical and structural engineers in Los Angeles and can coordinate the right team for your project.
Q: Do you use your own employees on my project?
A: Yes. We use our fully trained and experienced crews on all our projects. The average length of time our crew-members have worked with the company is over ten years. If we need to bring outside specialist skills such as plumbers or electricians we only work with fully licensed and insured professionals working under our direction.
Q: How will you supervise my project?
A: Every project is supervised by an experienced, English-speaking project superintendent. They are on site full time and are available to answer your questions and ensure the safe and efficient progress of your project.
Q: Do you have references?
Q: Are you fully insured and bonded?
A: For your protection we carry Workers Compensation for all our employees and have a general liability policy with $2 million of coverage. We are also fully bonded with the State.
Q: How can I check your license status?
A: Easy. Just go online and search www.cslb.gov, type in our company name or license number as directed and all our current information (including any complaints) will pop up instantly.
Q: Do you provide any photos or records of the projects?
A: Yes, we will email you before, during, and after photographs of your project. In addition, all crew are equipped with wireless technology that can access your estimates, photos, and invoices.
Q: What kind of safety training do the employees receive?
A: Safety is of the utmost importance. All employees attend a mandatory weekly safety training as well as a monthly training with an outside safety consultant. Each meeting is fully documented.