What is the typical pre-job deposit for a contractor?
Hello, I have a question for the experts out there!
We have a detached garage that is 4-sides brick on slab. It was built in 2005. A few years ago, we noticed a crack in one corner of the slab. Apparently it is getting worse because there is some separation on the exterior brick veneer.
My husband got 3 estimates from different local foundation repair companies. All the estimates were similar in terms of scope of project and cost ($3500).
So my question, what is an appropriate pre-job deposit? Does 1/3 sound right? All of the companies are scheduling 30-45 days out. $1,000+ deposit feels excessive to me just to get an appointment on the books.
Thanks for the feedback!