We receive this question quite often. At Dale’s Marine, we require all PROPER permitting to be obtained prior to starting work, and this process is lengthy. Oftentimes, other contractors tend to take shortcuts in the permitting process, because it sounds better initially if they are able to commence faster. Nonetheless, we know that requiring proper permitting is actually better in the long run, not only for us, but also for your protection. These permits protect you from any neighbor feuds that may occur, as well as keep you from hefty fines or penalties from the CORP or DEP in the future. Even if you have a neutral relationship with your neighbor, we have seen situations occur countless times where a neighbor is unhappy with the work being done next door and attempts calling all of the agencies they can to stop the work. By completing the permit process in accordance with each agency’s code and regulations, your project is protected because every aspect is legal and pre-approved. Furthermore, our reputation of quality supersedes us, resulting in more people choosing to use Dale’s Marine, which potentially causes delays as we work diligently to satisfy or exceed each customer’s expectations. However, we have six crews working hard around the clock to keep our projects flowing. Choosing our company may require a little bit of patience and time flexibility, but we promise you will be happy with the end result. Personally, we think it is worth the wait to have things done correctly, so that you can rest comfortably and not worry about possibly needing to rebuild every time a storm heads this way.