Building Contractors in South Florida

Preventive Maintenance Support Services Inc (PMSS) was established in 1994. We are South Florida's premier Building Contractors. Our crews are closely managed. No subcontractors are used.  Pictures of the "work in progress" are available on request.

Building Contractors

Home Additions

Window Instillation

We can replace one window, two windows or all your windows. Most of our installs are PGT. But, we can install any manufacturers windows that you prefer. Our secrete to a great window instillation is in the sealing of the frame to the opening. Concrete openings get a mastic. Conversely,  wood openings use tape and caulking. Contractors that do not supervise their crews can skip this step. The result can be leaking new windows.

Stucco and Window Instillation

Any contractor that doesn’t install stucco is not a window contractor. That’s a fact. Stucco is part of the window seal. If you have a contractor offering windows without replacing the stucco he takes out, don’t use them.

Concrete Services

PMSS pours concrete pool decks, driveways and slabs. Concrete gets steel re-bar or admixtures added for reinforcement. Other admixtures preventing shrinking, slow down or increase the cure time.

Structural Repairs

Concrete and steel support columns can develop rust and be damaged.  Columns damaged must be replaced usually. Sometimes they can be repaired. We do both. Rotten wood beams the column supports can also require replacing. Our experience crews jack them up and replace them. And yes, we put the stucco back when we are finished

Chimney Repairs

So many homes in South Florida have chimneys. They are installed for the aesthetics, for the most part, but are seldom used. Stucco can develop cracks and leak. Chimney caps can rust. Any number of things can go wrong with chimneys. Whether the damage is caused by old age or lack of maintenance, chimneys can need a lot of help.

Additions and Enclosures

Building an addition or enclosure is a great way to add quality new living space. We can add a new aluminum enclosure or lanai that provides a great outdoor space. That space can be enclosed with windows for better comfort. Or finally, we can build a new concrete or wood addition that can add real living space.

The Building Contractors Process explained

Building home additions in South Florida is a complicated process. General contractors need to be familiar with codes, zoning, regulations and all the means and methods of construction. We build residential homes and complete home projects. As building contractors, we must manage 5 key responsibilities.

1.       Design and planning

2.       Material acquisition

3.       Project Management

4.       Legal and regulatory compliance

5.       Health and safety issues

Our qualifying contractor has been in the industry for over 30 years. He started as a laborer. In 1996 received his first Florida State contractor’s license. The contractor now has 5 construction licenses. He is an expert in all aspects of building construction.

What is General Contracting?

 Building Contractors reach out to interested prospects. That is, people looking for construction professionals to complete their projects. Our estimating department survey customers requirements and prepare specifications and proposals for their consideration. Your project may be complicated. Estimates at this phase may be generalized. After a contract is signed more detailed plans are designed by architects and engineers .

The parties involved in a construction contract

The parties involved are usually the client, the building contractors, design professional and Building Department. Architects and Engineers are the design professionals. For our purpose here, these two are synonymous. Attorneys can get involved if things go wrong. It’s in everybody’s best interest to work and prevent this from happening (no offence to all of you good attorneys out there).

How the permitting process works

 The next step is to obtain a permit. A permit application and the construction specifications are submitted to the building department. There “plans review” specialists inspect the plans and drawings for compliance with the building code. Materials are acquired and staging is planned while this is happening.  This helps us speed up the time it takes for us to get to your job. Finally, when the permit is issued, scheduling to start the work can be arranged.

Completing construction projects

 Our crews work diligently to complete as much work as they can each day. They stop when they reach a given junction that requires and inspection. Inspections must typically be called in before 3:00 in order to make it on the inspectors rout the following day.   Hence, it is common for the inspection to be scheduled within 2 days’ time. We pass our inspections on the first try most of the time. Having said that, there are many reasons why an inspection can fail that do not involve workmanship. If that happens it can be discouraging but, its beyond anyone's control.

 

What is a construction change order?

Contracts changes can occur if unforeseen eventualities are discovered.  Construction must stop when this happens. Work and resume when the client and the contractor agree on the changes. Permit changes will likely also become necessary. Sometimes this means the design professional must up date the plans. The newly added specifications will need to be approved by the building department before work can begin again. Obviously, all of this affects the time to completion..

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