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But their communication is awful.
There were so many screw-ups in communication that I can't even remember all of them anymore. The big problem was that they would make changes or decisions without contacting us. Every time, we would have to call them to find out what was going on, usually because they missed their own deadlines.
1) Our initial contact was great until we asked for a timeline, and then they stopped responding. I understand that contractors have flexible schedules by necessity (esp. due to weather), but they simply stopped communicating with us about it. We weren't able to get a response nailing down dates & times until the week prior.
2) Before they came to do the power washing,
3) We scheduled them to do a power washing on Monday 9/23, do a first stain on 9/24, and a second on 9/25. I took time off from work to be home for this. Halfway through the day on Monday, nobody had shown up, so I called them. Their office told me that they weren't actually planning to come out that day; they were going to do the power washing on 9/24 and the earliest they would be able to stain was 9/26. Had I not called, we never would have known. Wasted several vacation days.
4) After the first surprise, I repeatedly asked our contact in their main office to send me confirmations in writing via email. Every time, she promised to do this, but only actually did so 1 time out of 3-4 asks. This suggests to me that this communication weakness is a problem they know about and are not planning to fix.
5) They ended up not doing the second stain on 9/25 due to weather. It was pouring for several days, so that made perfect sense to us, but we asked them to let us known when they would be back. They agreed--and then never told us. I had no idea they'd been back at all until a couple days ago, I decided to check the deck, and the second coat was on it.
If you are only looking for a quality product and do not need or care about the details,
The work was originally scheduled for
The contractor worked on Wednesday and Thursday and did not return until I called
I am attaching examples of the painting and concrete pad issues (some of the pictures show the stairs before pads installed). At this time, I am asking that:
· The concrete pad be placed under the entire left footing the lower stair at no extra charge since this should have occurred during the initial work. If you can’t accommodate, then I will accept a reduction in my invoice as I will have to complete the work (which I would prefer given the work done at this point).
· Painting be completed in areas missed or uneven. Again, I will accept a reduction to my invoice if I need to complete the work myself.
· Subtract time for power washing the concrete (non-approved work)
· Subtract extra time to buy cedar posts because wrong materials were purchased initially (not caused by any change in work order). · Angie’s List member discount of 10% for labor.
The work of 36 hours took about a month to finish and I had to followup with
I am attaching pictures of the project throughout the process.”
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