When last I posted, the builder had walked from my job with 77% of the money and only 50% of the job completed. Since then, we have had heated email communication and in face communication with both the builder/framer and the contractor. Both have now walked from the job. We are pursuing legal action.
Since then, I have found another man to take over the project. He cannot do all of it, but he can do most of it and it will get completed.
Since then, I have found an electrician to do the job and he will be here next week (as will the new builder).
So… new progress to start next week.
Today, I am documenting the mess and trash that will have to be cleaned up that the former builder left. In case he thinks he is still owed money, the amount of cleanup and correcting of things will be more than than that.
This is what my driveway still looks like!
In the bathroom area. Still have the plastic “barrier” to dispose of … and worse… the holes he made in the brick while cutting the opening for HVAC that didn’t need to be made and now I have to have someone else repair.
trash and materials (?) on the hearth
trash behind the bedroom door
old insulation just laying on floor
used face mask
pile of trash
In the master bedroom. Piles of trash and materials. I understand that some trash would be left over to clean up… I’m not concerned about the dust since the project isn’t complete. But tool parts… used face mask… old insulation? Just more I have to clean up before someone else can work safely.
they just threw their trash on the ground
left over wood, being ruined by the weather
the trash pile
his broken saw in the trash pile
another angle of the trash pile
the wood is left over piece, the boxes are the siding not yet installed
more random trash
he was told not to smoke… this is in a CARDBOARD box that holds my spiral stairs (he was most mad that I took that off his list of projects
trash (not the leaves, that’s my problem)
trash and a beam?
giant tarp covering, I’m not sure what
open package of shingles, and some old ones
3 unused I beams.. I feel like they probably could have been returned for refund if they hadn’t been left out in the weather
I hope this wood is still usable after being out in the weather
wood wrapping trash
pile of siding and gutters to be reused… not really trash but it is still a mess and something that didn’t get completed
Outside, there are so many piles of trash and just trash – cups, wrappers, etc. There are 3 unused I beams (and maybe other stuff) under the blue tarp. I feel like they probably could have been returned before they sat out in the weather. Or… why weren’t they used? Maybe that is the bigger question. The saw that he burned out cutting the bathroom flooring, is laying the pile of trash… that cannot even be considered mine, the rest of the trash might be considered mine since it is from the construction.
apparently the top of this wall/door is not done properly
Instead of getting studs the right length, they just stacked up 2x4s… no wonder he had to keep buying more. makes me wonder if he actually knew what he was doing.
INSIDE THE HOUSE!!!!!!
door opening not finished!
door opening only partially finished
another pile of trash. But hey, I got 2 new sawhorses out of this!
Inside the upstairs. There are a few piles of trash. There are unfinished projects galore and 1/2 done ones. There is evidence of laziness and/or lack of knowledge of how to build. THERE IS A CIGARETTE BUTT!!!
I have to say, I’m not sorry to have him leave. Though, if this project had started when it was supposed to … JULY… and was finished by August/September… most of this hassle/angst would not have happened and everyone would be happy.