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Conquering Renovation Delays with an Experienced General Contractor.


Broken tile due to renovation delay.

As the hammer strikes and the saws buzz, the anticipation of a beautifully renovated space fills the air. Yet, amidst the excitement, delays can sometimes cast a shadow over the project timeline. Renovation projects are complex endeavors that involve a multitude of moving parts. From securing permits to coordinating subcontractors, each step requires careful planning and execution. Despite our best efforts, delays can still occur due to various factors beyond our control. Weather, material shortages and unforeseen issues are just a few examples of common challenges that can disrupt the renovation process. While some delays may be unavoidable, they can be properly mitigated with the help of an experienced General Contractor.


One of the primary benefits of hiring an experienced General Contractor such as Michigan General Contractors is our ability to anticipate and proactively address potential obstacles. With years of experience, we have encountered a wide range of scenarios and developed effective strategies for navigating them. Our established relationships with subcontractors and local suppliers in Michigan enable us to streamline communication and procurement processes, reducing the risk of delays.


Our most recent delay occurred on a renovation in Highland Park, MI. The majority of the project is concentrated within the kitchen and two bathrooms. There was not a full demolition performed therefore some of the existing mechanical systems are still in use, such as the plumbing. We are nearing the end of the project and the original cast iron drain pipe miraculously cracked behind the wall causing a leak that allowed water to discharge into the basement. Our team was able to troubleshoot and determine the leak efficiently and schedule the repair within a few days of discovering the issue. Although this delay affected our ability to schedule other trades and schedule final inspections, it did not alter the timeline for completion for our client due to the quick response time by our subcontractors.


While delays may still occur despite our best efforts, our commitment to transparency and communication ensures that clients are kept informed every step of the way. By maintaining open lines of communication, we can collaboratively address challenges as they arise and find solutions that meet our clients needs.


We would love to hear your feedback regarding delays you may have encountered on a previous project. Feel free to vent and send us a message at info@migeneralcontractors.com.


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