SR home improvements Frequently asked permit questions

At Are you planning home improvement or remodeling projects? At SR Home Improvements, we understand that getting started can be overwhelming, and you may have a lot of questions about permits and services. That’s why we have compiled some of the most common questions and provided answers for you below. However, if you don’t find the answer you’re looking for, we are always here to help. You can call us at 703-829-2179, or even better, visit our office to discuss your project in person. Our team of experts is ready to provide personalized advice to help you make informed decisions. And once you’re ready to start, we will guide you through every step of the process, ensuring that you have a hassle-free experience. So why wait? Contact us today and let us help you turn your home improvement dreams into reality.


Yes, permits must be obtained in order to build or to make large renovation. Such as basements, kitchens, bathrooms, decks, electricity, plumbing, wall additions or partition removal, alteration or installation and many other home improvements. Ask us about permits, we will be happy to help and let you what permits are required for your remodeling project. You can also check your county’s for more information about related permits.

Do I need to get a permit for this job?

Permits play a big role in the construction and remodeling business. It’s very important to get a permit for major renovations or new build outs. There are some small renovations that you do not need to get a permit, however, be aware that even without the requirement of a permit, sometimes there may be setbacks and other zoning requirements that may still apply. Therefore, before you build make sure you get a permit.
Lack of a permit may attract fines as well as remediation from the county, whoever pulls the permit will be responsible for carrying out its requirements. At SR Home Improvements we pull the permits required for every job requires permit.


Most contractors or architects can obtain the necessary permits for your new construction or remodel project.  At SR Home Improvements, we do take care of all of the required permits and inspections for our clients. We draft all of the designs, submit everything to the county, get approvals and inspections scheduled.  That way you (our client) do not have to worry about any issues related to your construction or remodeling project.


Every project is different. But we at SR Home Improvements begin by making an appointment with the client and seeing the project. We talk about the wants and needs of the client and see what the best approach to the project is. After reviewing the project. we present a proposal to the client, which involves all the design, materials and price. Once the client has accepted our offer, we coordinate with the client how and who will manage the project. For instance, if the client needs to meet with the architect or designer before the project begins, we coordinate everything. Once everything is in place the client signs our written proposal, then we pull permits required, once we have all the permits needed, we begin the project.

As there are many variables to each project and every project is different. We approach them individually.
The walk through is an opportunity for you (the client) to go over the project with our project manager and check the entire work that has been done.
In the final walk through we check all of the items, and we go over the entire project. Once you check everything, we check with you and we give you a complete signup sheet for you to sign.
Of course, if there is something that we have missed during final walk through, we will be happy to come back and take care of it for you without questions asked.

Do i need to be home while you are working in my project?

If you are able to be home the first day when we begin work, it will be great, that way you can meet our team. After the first day, you don’t have to be home. In larger projects, we prefer for you not to be home as there will be disturbance while we are working at your home. In smaller projects such as bathroom, kitchens, basement, decks renovations, and other you can be home, and we will take care of the rest.


Our services include Bathroom remodeling, kitchen remodeling, basement remodeling, deck building and remodeling, shed building and repairs, Interior and exterior painting, floor installation, carpet installation, LVP installation, tile installation, hardwood installation, backsplash installation, electrical work, recess lights installation, outlet installation, fan installation and everything related to electrical work. We also offer drywall installation and repairs, plus everything related to home and business remodeling. 

What areas do you serve?

We are happy to serve our clients in Fairfax County, Arlington County, Woodbridge, Alexandria, Manassas, Sterling, Ashburn, Reston, Chantily, Fairfax, Quantico, Centreville, Clifton, Falls Church, Arlington, Lorton, Dale City, Annandale, Burke, Potomac, McLean, Tysons, Vienna, Oakton, and all surrounding areas, with all of their remodeling projects. 

do you offer finance?

Currently, we do not offer finance. We are working to secure finance for our clients through various companies. However, we take many forms of payment including check, credit card, Venmo, Zelle, apple pay, cash app, and others.

You can also check other companies that offer finance such as different banks you can also read how to get finance by reading nerdwallet article about home remodeling finance.

15+ Years Experience

We are fully licensed and insured and have been renovating our clients homes in Fairfax County for over 15 years.

Professional Services

We provide outstanding professional services and have a two years warranty in all of our work.  

1000+ Completed Projects

With over 1000 jobs completed and satisfied clients, we are the perfect solution for your project. 

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