They walk off the job after taking your deposit and move on to their next victim. They steal. They do shoddy work that cannot be permitted, cannot be appraised, and have to be re-done. They don't understand the permit process or don't have experience, so their permits take months longer than usual. In the meantime, you're paying the extra mortgage costs and live with uncertainty.
To protect yourself, estimate your project with our ADU Estimator which uses survey data we collected throughout the state. We are not contractors, but we know what qualify bids look like, and we're here to help protect you.