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Re: O/T Incompetent Contractor, what do I do?
I was wondering about the lein thing, there isnt a house on the property, but it is lake property, and it wont be sold anytime soon BUT, I dont want a damn lein on it.
the guy works by himself, his wife and son help, i didnt list nearly all the defects, and I wa mainly just venting, its all I can do to bite my tongue the ast time I was on the phone with him, I have a hard time dealing with incompetence when I paid for profesional services.
basically he underestimated the weight of teh dock ( its wooden, and has a full shingled hip roof)
Ive had to go and research some of this stuff, had I known I have to do the engineering I would have paid him less, and drawn a diagram and just let him install the floats!
he measured the walking space, and came up with 272 Sq ft, so he figured on 300 sqft of area to float target of 35lbs per 300 feet, ( he didnt count the roof at all!)thats why its not bouyant enough.
He said when he started he needed the 50% initially to purchase the materials, now I figure he cant afford to purchase the larger floats in needs, and I know if I pay the rest of the money he will be DONE.
I had small claims mentioned also by a freind of mine who is a residential contracter, thats last case.
Im going to be as nice as I can and HOPE that he gets it done, im on a 90 day period for repair by the lakes core of enginners, and its getting to teh wire.
thanks for teh advice guys! if anyone knows specifics for lein laws in Arkansas ( I did some yahoo/google searches to no avail) Id appreciate the enlightenment.
otherwise im just venting!