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Posted by: from Port Moody
7/27/2011 at 7:28:20 PM

Please tell me, if you have a contractor, the own obtained the building permit in the lower mainland, provides the stamped drawings and they quote a job with the explicit instructions on the permit that they must get a survey prior to forming and getting the forms inspection, yet they don't get the survey even though the owner had confirmed they have to pay for it and then the owner makes them get the survey after they start forming for the footings, and find out that because they assumed where the property line is from the drawing, they were out by 10 feet, what is your impression of this type of company?

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Date/Time7/27/2011 at 10:20:56 PM

Hi Alex! Sounds like you are having fun. The fact that they tried to work around how the procedure was stated tells me to not even deal with such people. I mean come on the survey is done to make sure you are on your own property as you fouentnd out you are not. The contractor will be responsible now for correcting that make sure he does. I can;t believe in this day and age that this stuff is still going on.


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Date/Time8/1/2011 at 12:51:58 AM


Cutting corners...yep! All are red flags, get another (reputable) contractor to quote the job and hand the repair bill to current fellow. It's a sticky situation now because the contractor has blown your trust, and on that note, could/would you trust him to finish the job correctly ?

It's a bit out of my league by the sounds of it but there are many good construction companies out there.

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