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    Quote Originally Posted by SCHUNTINFANATIC View Post
    Luckily we are living next door to the house and I go over every single day. So I can see the progress and I look for things, I take pics if I see something remotely close to something I think may be questionable. Then I’ll send it to the contractor in a text with the picture. I have every single picture and text since the beginning of the year. Short of emails, a text to me is the best way to do this and keep a record of my concerns.
    Jocko that stuff, man.

    "Listen. I know you've got a lot on your plate with your family and work. For your sake I'm going to hire an inspector on my dime to come check on things. That way you can relax and he can report any problems he finds directly to you."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highstrung View Post
    I didn't write my first check until my house was dried in.. between myself, my builder, and my bank there wasn't a question asked.
    Your sock game gave away your financial status
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    have you his new mizuno p20s? talk about a nice shaft...

    (i hope i got the lingo right)
    Ugh. Stupid people piss me off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2thDoc View Post
    have you his new mizuno p20s? talk about a nice shaft...

    (i hope i got the lingo right)
    I did. You made a funny
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    y'all need to find some biscuits with all of that jelly

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    I would demand the builder visits the site everyday. You cant find problems if you arent on site

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    Don't let them cut corners on the shower doors like my builder.Screenshot_20211012-184954.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catdaddy View Post
    Don't let them cut corners on the shower doors like my builder.Screenshot_20211012-184954.jpg

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    At least your door has the glass in and not just the screen.

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    Well now we can add stealing to the list………….. straight to their work van she went with it. Looks like 2 cases of liquid nail or whatever they use under the subfloor and either a case of nails or joist hangers that were just delivered a few hours before these photos that are still shots from videos of her doing it. Contractor asked them about it and they said “ we put them in the van to keep it safe.” The liquid nail or whatever it is has been there for 6 weeks. No telling what else has walked off.

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    Cost plus or lump sum?

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    I think I’d tell him I’d handle it from here and finish sub contracting myself.
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    Go Tigers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaltMuck View Post
    I think Iíd tell him Iíd handle it from here and finish sub contracting myself.
    Progress will go from a crawl to a stop in this environment if he does that,

    And donít take that as me defending his contractor cause the job so far look like crap
    Last edited by Duck cutter; 10-13-2021 at 07:49 PM.
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    Yep. An individual ain't getting crap done nowadays
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    He won't be a returning customer, and he'll have to compete against contractors for any decent subs left out there.

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    Yep. If you are even halfway decent right now you are up to your neck...or you should be
    "They are who we thought they were"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Jocko that stuff, man.

    "Listen. I know you've got a lot on your plate with your family and work. For your sake I'm going to hire an inspector on my dime to come check on things. That way you can relax and he can report any problems he finds directly to you."
    Wise guidance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheVisorGuy View Post
    Yep. An individual ain't getting crap done nowadays
    How's that. I do 100% of my work for homeowners. Builders like to hold onto your money too long. He may have to wait on another crew but at this point he has nothing to lose. Legally he has to give them the opportunity to fix the issues. After that he should run them off and have Jose and hose b come dry it in with synthetic paper till he can find someone to come straighten out that mess. But I would definitely call time out asap before you have a nervous breakdown. Living next door is probably not helping.

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    I don’t understand the individual not being able to get anything done either. I just renovated parts of my house and found all my subs myself and hired them to do the work. If I had waited on a contractor I would still be waiting like my sister. Who had been working on a pool and pool cabana for almost a year now.

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    One of my good friends just built his house. Sub contracted the entire thing out himself. He told me if he had to do it over he would hire a contractor. He said it was a pain in the ass to get people to show up because they were on another job for their normal contractors. He also said it cost him more in the long run because of stuff he had to redo that the subs messed up and wouldn’t come fix. I don’t think I’d be any better off trying to sub it out myself at this point. The contractor had the framing crew tear out and redo their screw ups and are finishing that up. They have about 2 days of work left and will be gone. I’m hiring an inspector to come once they are done and will report his findings back to my contractor and see where we go from there. I’ve made it clear that he will not get another penny until every single issue is fixed and I’m satisfied with it.

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    that's what I was referring to, it's not a panty sniffing party

    good luck

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