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responsive. I think the value of the work was definitely worth what was paid
for the entire job. I would hire them again to work on any masonry issue.
There were some slight hiccups in the process. First, it was a difficult timing
of the project because we were also concurrently getting the flat asphalt roof
replaced on the home.
parapet walls prior to the roofers coming in and tearing off the roof. This
caused some delays and setbacks - some due to spotty weather as well. It did
seem like the masonry work started off a little slower pace than was expected
based on the initial timeline.
There were a few days when the foreman didn't show up at the same time (early)
as the other workers, so there was some waiting around for leadership or the
ability for me to ask questions of the foreman.
The original plan was to have both chimneys torn down and re-built to the
original height. I had that specified in the bid, because it appeared the chimney
for my boiler had been added onto, and I wanted to ensure that the full height
was maintained to keep the right draft. Once the project was being worked on -
they decided to not re-build the chimney that was no longer in use. That
decision was made basically by them - and I was informed of it. The working chimney
was completed and then a day or two later I was noticing fumes in the basement. I went up to the
roof, and it turned out that they had not built the chimney to the same height
as it previously was. They had built it to the height in which they figured
would be the right height based on commonly used height calculations. Unfortunately
- that’s not what we needed or agreed to. There was some back and forth, and I
showed pictures/measurements from the old chimney. They did agree that an
additional 8-10 courses of bricks needed to be added. They performed the work
and the chimney works now. I'm glad I had the old pictures to go back to in
order to prove that the height was not correct.
All in all - a good job was done. The chimney situation was the most
frustrating, however as I mentioned, they did end up rebuilding it to the
height in the quote. The other chimney didn't get rebuilt, however they did end
up doing a fair amount of extra work on the parapet walls beyond what was in
the original quote. I ended up paying additional money on top of the quote,
however I feel the amount of work performed was worth it.
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