About this pro
Better Basements is a Better choice for all your foundation, basement waterproofing & basement remodeling needs in Des Moines. Better Basements’ ability to waterproof basements, replace basement foundation walls or repair foundations, along with basement remodeling are benefits to home owners because you only need one telephone number to call, one company to deal with, one install date and all your needs are met. Better Basements is your “one stop shop” for all your basement improvement needs.
Better Basements was conceived with the intent to give back to homeowners their down stairs living space. To make a basement a safe place for storage & allow homeowner’s the luxury of a full night’s sleep. Knowing that your foundation wall is strong, that the morning will not bring out the wet vac & hours of drying a basement floor, is the difference between a basement, and a Better Basement!
Our goal at Better Basement Technologies, LLC is: Offer a Better product at a Better price with a promise of Better customer service.
- Time in business: 14 years
- 6080 Northwest Beaver Drive, Suite 102, Johnston, IA 50131
|Business Categories||Additions and Remodels in Johnston, IA|
- Licensed inState Of Iowa
- License issue date10/02/2007
Business Hours Please call to confirm
Monday 8AM - 5PM
Tuesday 8AM - 5PM
Wednesday 8AM - 5PM
Thursday 8AM - 5PM
Friday 8AM - 4:30PM
Best Questions to Ask a Remodeler Contractor
How much do I have to give as a deposit?
Some companies may require a 10% deposit, some may not require any. For larger projects, you'll almost always need to give a deposit, and it's good to ask how much the deposit will be before going forward with a project. The Johnston contractor will know how much they need for a deposit when they've given you the estimate, so ask early.
Are you union or non-union?
This really only matters if you have a preference, but it is good to ask. If you have a strong ideological belief about unions or nonunions, it's perfectly acceptable to make a decision based on the preference.
How many contractors do you have working for you? How many vehicles are in your fleet?
This is important mostly for larger jobs. Clearly a two man operation is going to build a home much slower than a 15 man crew. This is also a good indication of the overall size of the Additions and Remodels company, if that's an area of concern for you. The reason you may want to ask about the fleet is that fleet size is a good indicator of the mobility of the company. Mobility may not sound important, but it's hard for the Johnston contractors to get to job sites if they lack appropriate vehicles.
Are you insured and/or bonded for Additions and Remodels?
You'll certainly want to ask them this. Steer clear of any company that is not insured in Iowa, because that means that any incidental damage they may do on your property will be a real hassle to recover compensation for. It is never wise to work with uninsured tradesmen of any kind. Most states also require that someone have insurance in order to be issued a trade license. If they say they're licensed but not insured, they're being less than truthful.
Do you hire properly documented Additions and Remodels workers?
This will be answered when you ask if all employees are licensed. The only way to obtain a legitimate tradesman's license is to be a legal or naturalized citizen of the US. The company may employ people in positions that don't require a license, however, so it's wise to inquire.