How to Select and Manage Your Contractor 101 (Paperback)

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How to Select and Manage Your Contractor 101 gives useful advice on how to hire and oversee a

contractor when building that dream home or remodeling project correctly from start to finish. The book

provides basic building procedures and installation methods regarding fill soils and compaction, footings

and foundations, foundation drainage, roof stormwater drainage systems, backfilling, framing, exterior

wall and roof sheathing, roofing, interior and exterior concrete slabs, weather-resistant barriers (WRB),

windows, exterior doors, exterior trim, siding, protecting the building thermal envelope, exterior veneers

such as cultured stone or brick, exterior painting, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, drywall, interior

painting, cabinetry, finished floorings, different types of countertops, finished plumbing and electrical

fixtures, what to expect in the final inspection, and obtaining the Certificate of Occupancy.

Brian Daniels' years of building and construction litigation experience will educate readers

with a better understanding when hiring a contractor or remodeling that existing home and what to look

for when purchasing a new home from a builder. Learn from his years of experience in building and

construction litigation experience.

About the Author

Brian Daniels is a member of International Code Council (ICC). He has education and training as a

certified ICC international residential building inspector. Since 2008, he has acted as an expert witness

regarding construction litigations matter in Washington and Idaho. He is widely diversified in building

envelope issues and proper building methodologies pertaining to the ICC, as it relates to the

International Residential Codes (IRC), International Building Codes (IBC), International Energy

Conservation Codes (IECC), and manufacturer's installation requirements regarding building materials

that are widely used today. Since 1986, he has training, education, and experience as a self-employed

general contractor in the states of California, Washington, and Idaho.

Mr. Daniels is married, a father of five and has ten grandchildren. He is a volunteer

firefighter for Shoshone County Fire District. He has been a body builder since 1981, enjoys horseback

riding, bike riding, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, the outdoors, and working on his ranch in Idaho.

Above all else, his faith and love in Jesus Christ has been his foundation.

Product Details
ISBN: 9798886042368
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing Co.
Publication Date: May 9th, 2023
Pages: 264
Language: English