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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a general contractor?

    General contractors, or “GCs”, are the lead professionals on construction and remodeling projects. They manage teams of subcontractors and often their own team of highly skilled trades people. The GC should be your main point of contact for any questions or issues as they arise.

  • What Does it cost to get a quote?

    Estimates are free of charge

  • Are you insured?

    Seaview Contracting LLC

  • How are payments made, and when are they made?

    Payments can be made in cash, credit card, check or wire transfers. Payment terms vary project to project but generally run on a percentage of completion basis.

  • What about permits?

    Depending on the project, permits may be a necessary component. Our team of expeditors, architects and Engineers can help guide you through the process.

  • What should I be asking my contractor?

    1. Are you licensed and insured
    2. Can you provide referrals or even site visits to finished projects or projects in progress
    3. What is the Estimated timeline for the project
    4. How will payment work
    5. What are the estimated work hours
    6. Can you provide me with the foreman’s contact info

    This list isn’t all inclusive but is a good start when selecting a GC

  • What is a change order?

    A change order is a written amendment to an existing contract.

  • Can I be involved with the design build process?

    Absolutely! It is very helpful to have the client provide timely feedback and ideas.

  • Should I remodel or should I sell?

    Remodeling or selling can be a complex dilemma many homeowners face. There are many variables that should be considered such as current interest rates and inventory available as well as equity change related to the remodel.

  • How do I communicate with you?

    We can be reached via text, phone calls and emails. We pride ourselves on our responsiveness to our clients.

  • Will the cost of my project change?

    While we try our best to be complete and comprehensive in our estimating process, things can sometime arise that may change the scope and cost of the project. When this happens, we address the changes immediately before moving on with any additional work.

  • What can I expect regarding the project schedule?

    The tentative project schedule will be laid out prior to the start of the project.

  • What causes schedule changes?

    Material delays, weather and carryover can add to potential schedule changes.

  • I want to build a home. Where do I start?

    Ideally sourcing your land and securing your funding would be some of the initial steps in a new home build.

  • Is it okay to visit my home while it's under construction?

    We encourage site visits as long as they are scheduled to ensure a safe visit.

  • Do I need homeowners insurance when building a home?


  • How long does it take to build a custom home?

    Project timelines vary but on average the process can take 12-18 months or longer.

  • How do we confirm our land is buildable?

    Our team of architects can assist in determining any potential issues on your project.

  • If building material costs increase after work has begun, how does that affect my project?

    If the materials specd on your build increase past a certain percentage or if the increase is due to a natural disaster or issue, the increase is passed on to the client. The specific details will be addressed in your building contract.