There are many ways to find out if a contractor has inflated a claim or taken other measures to secure gains on a project that are not warranted. Over the years, I’ve come to learn them through reviewing the bills and business practices of others. Ultimately, my goal is to help protect those in the industry from the few contractors out there who are unscrupulous. Here are the secrets they don’t want you to know about.

Smoke and Mirrors

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