Bathroom Remodel Poses Challenges
There were unforeseen Plumbing Issues in this project, so Molly and I worked closely with our client, James Kirsch, to troubleshoot. As sometimes happens, the project grew into a much bigger scope involving sewer lines and plumbing issues. Because of our vast experience we were able to save our client lots of money.
Thank you for your kind words, James, and it was a pleasure working with you!
James Kirsch Testimonial
I recently hired Women in Construction to completely remodel two bathrooms in my home. My home was built in 1961 and the bathrooms had a style from the 1980s.
It also looked like a previous owner had attempted to remodel and abandoned the job at some point. For example, in one bathroom wooden paneling was used on one wall, while all the others had drywall. I had three contractors come out and bid the project. I decided on Women in Construction since they were prompt and conveyed the most knowledge and experience in bathroom remodeling. Although they were not the cheapest bid, they made me feel the most comfortable that the work was going to be done correctly. They were also very upfront with their estimate, making it clear that they couldn’t see the condition of the plumbing or what was behind the wooden paneling and that there might be some hidden costs. They estimated roughly 6 weeks to complete both bathrooms.
On the first day of demolition they identified that the sewer line in the bathrooms had a leak and would need to be replaced. They soon discovered that the sewer line was cracked as far as they could see and recommended that we hire a plumbing company to run a camera in the line to see how far the line was cracked. Of course our sewer line ended up being the original galvanized pipe and the whole line had cracks and leaks throughout. Women in Construction were very helpful and accommodating in working with the plumbing company to line the sewer and correct the problem. They ended up saving me roughly $10,000 since they could replace all the plumbing directly in the bathrooms, saving me from getting it lined by the much more expensive plumbing company. It was also nice to have someone around with contracting experience to keep the plumbing company honest. Due to the sewer issue we had to demo both bathrooms simultaneously to get the sewer line completely fixed and working. They provided a portable toilet and later installed a temporary toilet in one demoed bathroom at no extra cost so we wouldn’t have to use our newly purchased one before the bathroom was complete. They worked extremely hard (6 days a week), trying to get the first bathroom completed since we had no shower. They also discovered that there was no wall behind the paneling and would have to install drywall. They professionally provided an amendment to the contract for the additional costs of the drywall and plumbing. From then on, things went fairly smoothly. They were always very clear when explaining an issue, gave great advice, were prompt every morning, and cleaned-up every evening. They even bent over backwards in helping us reorder ceramic shelves and quarter round tile when we didn’t like the color of the original ones we chose. It was very apparent that their number one concern was that my wife and I were happy in the end, which we are. We now have two beautiful looking and perfectly functioning bathrooms (plus a new sewer). I would recommend Women in Construction to anyone looking to remodel their bathrooms.
Thank you Denise, Molly, and your crew for all the hard work and being so accommodating and flexible with all the surprises in this job.