Gitt Construction FAQ
Construction is inherently noisy; there will be noise at varying levels throughout the home renovation process. We will give you advance notice during the really noisy phases, particularly, concrete cutting, tile cutting, floor sanding, etc. so that you can plan your days accordingly.
The dust and dirt will be the worst in the demolition phase. Once we’ve got things stripped down to the frame, things will be fairly clean. Drywall installation and sanding will create a lot of very fine dust for a few days, that’s why at GITT Construction, we use a state of the art HEPA Filtration system on every job. We understand the importance of keeping your home clean even while we are working to improve your home. The BuildClean air filter system removes 90% of the dust partials from the air all the while we work. BuildClean dramatic 360 Design picks up dust from all over, instead of just one spot, to maximize particle collection and reduce airborne job site dust by drawing in air, passing it through a series of filters and returning the scrubbed air back into the space.
Exchange the air in a 6,000-cubic-foot room six times in one hour. Two-Stage Filtration collects both coarse and fine matter, leaving no irritants behind. BuildClean is different from the usual dust barriers. This innovative dust control system eliminates 90% of airborne dust, providing a healthy, clean environment.
We do our very best to seal off the rest of the house, but a little dust will always get through. It’s a good idea to throw a plastic sheet over nearby sensitive items like electronics or fine furniture during this phase.
Depending on the scope of your home remodeling project, there will likely be some brief interruption to utilities. During the demolition phase, and when we bring in the rough trades (electrical, plumbing, HVAC), electrical, water and gas may need to be shut off anywhere from a few minutes to several hours. If we are connecting new gas pipes to your existing pipes, we will need to unhook your gas appliances and test the whole system for leaks. This could take a whole day. Moving an electrical panel or upgrading an electrical panel will likely also take a whole day. In any case, we will give you advance warning so that you can plan accordingly.
You will have easy access to your project production manager and can expect ongoing communication throughout the house renovation process. We also make full use of today’s modern computer-based tools to manage your project and keep you updated. We keep all project documentation safely stored online where you can monitor progress, manage change orders or simply send a short message with feedback to your team. When completed, we do a final project walkthrough to ensure every detail of your project is handled to your complete satisfaction.
A general rule of thumb is that a permit will be required if structural alterations are required or if the general living area of the home is changed. This is true for bathroom design, a kitchen makeover, or other remodeling services.
Yes. It is our responsibility as your design-build contractor to handle any necessary permits. The permitting process has become more complex over time because of changing laws and regulations. Being aware of what kinds of questions to ask, and when to ask them, can save valuable time, energy and expense. We have the advantage of working with the various permitting agencies throughout the Omaha Metro and understand how to effectively navigate the process.
Each home remodel is unique, so this question isn’t as cut and dry as one might think. The duration of your project depends on multiple aspects, including size of the renovation project, scope of work and materials/finishes used. At GITT Construction, we prepare a construction schedule for each remodeling project based on our full understanding of the scope. We also work together with the homeowner to ensure it can be completed within the estimated time frame.
If you are contemplating a whole house remodel, then yes, you will probably need to find other living arrangements during the construction period. Our design-build remodeling process is structured to minimize turnaround time, from tear down to completed project, so that you are not inconvenienced any longer than necessary. In just about every other type of home remodeling project, you should be able to remain in your house.
GITT Construction, Inc. warrants all labor in its contract work with homeowner to be free from defects in workmanship for a period of three (3) years.