How a General Contractor Provides Quality Control

Quality control impacts every phose of the construction process. For this reason, when searching for a general contractor be sure to vet out on that applies quality to every thing they and their team does.

Quality control is an integral part of our residential remodeling process at Bela Development, so we know a thing or two about what it is and how we maximize it. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what is quality control and why it’s important.

What Is Quality Control

Quality control is the management process of ensuring construction quality. When we say quality control affects every part of a project, from pre-construction to site cleanup, we mean it.

More, quality control extends past the GC’s direct umbrella and extends to trade partners and vendors. Just because something isn’t under your direct control doesn’t mean it gets a free pass. Unfortunately, we’ve observed that not every company puts together a quality control plan causing them to leave quality on the table. Sometimes customers never notice, but being desultory is no way to do business.

Quality control and quality assurance go hand in hand, with the latter being the quality expectations which quality control executes on. A general contractor may have standard quality controls for all projects, but the best quality control is always a little bit customized to each project.

Why Is It Important?

Just like a house must be built on a strong foundation, so should your projects. Poor quality will lead to problems like defects, delays, and eventual disputes and confusion between different parties. If a GC wants to keep employees and subcontractors happy and productive from project to project, then they must make quality control a priority. Productive employees directly impacts a general contractors ability to turn a profit quarter to quarter.

Quality control also improves the safety of a project. A lack of quality control means the eventual oversight of safety hazards around the job site. Most job site accidents are preventable, and quality control is there to standing in their way.

Lastly, quality control has an impact on a general contractors bottom line. Having to order replacement materials, firing risky staff members, and fixing defective builds all eat into a GC’s pockets.

Final Words

Our commitment at Bela Development is to perform to the highest standards meaning we never compromise on quality control. Whether it’s our zero-defect policy, 3D designs, follow-up inspections, or frequent site visits, we treat our clients projects like they were our own.