Construction and home improvements are a great way to make necessary and valuable improvements to your home, however it is also an easy way for scammers to take your money and leave you with half-finished or poorly done projects. To protect yourself, have a clear plan of the work you would like done, get multiple estimates, check references, and verify that the contractor is certified. Be sure that permits are being filed properly and that you have a valid contract. These actions can protect you, can help ensure work is completed well and lets the contractor know the work you expect. Click here for more information.