Poor worksmanship, what now?

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Posted by: from Ayr
9/18/2021 at 12:03:23 PM

We picked a contractor from your site, and part of the project is really poorly executed. We asked if it could be repaired, and contractor agreed. After the repairs it looks even worse.

It's quite obviously poor worksmanship.

What would you recommend we do?

We want to avoid legal action, however, we do not know what other venue to pursue, at this stage the project looks bad enough that we feel it would affect the value of our home.

Poor worksmanship, what now?
Poor worksmanship, what now?
Poor worksmanship, what now?
Poor worksmanship, what now?
Poor worksmanship, what now?
Poor worksmanship, what now?
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Date/Time9/18/2021 at 4:56:36 PM

I would not pay any further funds. And I would find another contractor to come in and remove the tiles etc. And refinish it properly.

I would also ask for a portion of the funds payed to be returned to you.

Good luck.

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Date/Time9/18/2021 at 9:00:24 PM

First off, I'm sorry to hear about your troubles. I can imagine how upset you must be.

Quite honestly, your only real option is to document everything, hire someone else to re-do the work (get 3 quote) and sue the contractor in small claims court.

It's notna fun process, but the only way to get retribution.

Best of luck

Marko Furlani

Urbanest Construction

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Date/Time9/19/2021 at 9:37:11 AM

Im so sorry your going through this! I would suggest asking the contractor for a portion of your funds back if you've paid in full. I would also suggest you hire another contractor to come in and explain to them what happened, hire them to remove and re-install. If the contractor refuses to give you a portion of funds back then unfortunately you would have to take them to small claims, so Keep all receipts and document all work done and keep pictures.

Best of luck to you!


Bottoms Up Construction

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Date/Time9/24/2021 at 1:36:09 AM

That's really bad work. If he will not re-do it, legal action is only recourse but is costly and can take up to a year, then you still have to collect. You do not have to keep paying but expect a lien. If its not a really large amount sometimes its best to pay him and get rid of him, then contact your local consumer agency and issue a formal complaint so he will get investigated and won't rip others off. Most contractors are excellent on this website but some join with the legal credentials and not much else. Bad ones slip through. If you hired the cheapest quote you likely have got a new guy in business or what you paid for unfortunately. Choosing one of the top 6 contractors in each category will usually guarantee a pleasant experience as we only get there after several years of top client references but it won't be cheapest.

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