Sucks but had to happen. I purchased a home in June that needed to be move in ready in September, starting demo I realized it was going to be a partial gut and we treated it like that. I hired an electrician that placed most of his work in his helpers hands, and that guy did a terrible job, I almost took the electrician to court over it but after a very strongly worded email, he was right back at the house fixing everything and we left on good terms. I’m not going to be suggesting him for business, but at least 95% of my outlets and switches work.
I did all the plumbing and insulating, rehung sheetrock and hired a tape/mud/finish guy to come in and do all the joints, some wall repairs, and skim coat the ceilings since we scraped the popcorn. He gave me the “all done” yesterday from work and I had my girlfriend go check on it, all she said was “I don’t know you need to come look at this” so I went to the house after work and it’s a nightmare. None of the joints are properly taped, there is mud EVERYWHERE. I cannot stress how much mud is all over the place. Not just inside the house either, but all over the yard, the driveway, everywhere. IT IS EVERYWHERE. I called him over and we went through the scrape marks in the ceilings, the exposed or poorly coated screws, the joints that weren’t taped and just packed with mud, the mess all over the house, and the missing wall repairs we agreed to. He said that none of this was in the agreement and I pulled out my phone and showed him where I detailed EXACTLY what was to be done for exactly how much + materials. He then said he must have misunderstood and told me that I told him I didn’t care how it looked. I started getting angry at that point and he said he was going to come back on Monday to do the repairs and put another skim coat on the ceilings (1600sqft of ceilings) and left on that note. I was steaming so I wanted to start doing some of the repairs on walls he completely missed myself since we’re going out of town and it’s also my girlfriends father, brother, and my daughter’s birthdays today, we’re going to the beach to celebrate.
I went to home depot and picked up another $100 in mud, corner bead, you name it all and went to work patching holes, then cleaning joints and walls of splatter, recoating screws, I mean normal stuff that should have just been done and after a few hours went home and discussed it with my girlfriend. We paid him 2/3 of the agreed price in 2 installments, I purchased his materials, he ran out but it’s because he’s so sloppy… oh he also ruined 200BF of white oak that I have inside for my girlfriend’s kitchen island…. so I asked her if she was okay with just terminating his contract and she said yes without skipping a beat.
I don’t know why I am typing this honestly, perhaps just to get the frustration out, because I only got 3 hours of sleep and it’s still chapping my ass. Luckily my daughter gets tonight with her mom so I can leave work and go spend another 10 hours sanding and mudding in the house because we’re supposed to move in 3 weeks, and there’s no kitchen, no floors, half a bathroom, and none of the painting is done, and the lighting isn’t finished either. Pretty excited.
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