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Re: Anyone ever report a contractor to CSLB [Re: Mr Doof] #2923258
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This thread is making me nervous because I am about to hire a contractor to do some work next year.

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Originally Posted By: Mr Doof

They continue to do work, but the thing is, it looks like they are repeating work already done.


As more proof of lack of oversight, last week, they put in the rebar for the stairs on Monday and Tuesday.

When I came home that Tuesday night last week, all stairs were done.

When I came home the following evening, the rebar had been removed. Asked Sweetie-pie what the deal was. She didn't know.

Thursday morning, went to talk with the project manager when he showed up to ask what was going on, and observed him providing direction/instruction on how to tie in everything, add more rebar, follow the marks better, etc. Since they were putting the rebar back in and under observation, I figured that when he came by to check on the progress, noted things hadn't been done correctly, so he told them to undo it all, and start over.

So, last week was a perfect example of doing work twice.

Re: Anyone ever report a contractor to CSLB [Re: Mr Doof] #2923443
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Does this contractor surf? shrug

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Does this contractor surf? shrug


He's actually a Family Law Attorney and that is part of the problem. grin2


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Re: Anyone ever report a contractor to CSLB [Re: Eunice] #2923505
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Originally Posted By: Eunice
Does this contractor surf? shrug


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Re: Anyone ever report a contractor to CSLB [Re: Mr Doof] #2924064
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There is absolutely no way to site mix colored concrete, and achieve a uniform color. It's just not going to happen. Next step, get the jack hammers!


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Re: Anyone ever report a contractor to CSLB [Re: Mr Doof] #2924161
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hulling, mostly...
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best of luck master doof.


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Re: Anyone ever report a contractor to CSLB [Re: everysurfr] #2924577
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Originally Posted By: everysurfr
There is absolutely no way to site mix colored concrete, and achieve a uniform color. It's just not going to happen. Next step, get the jack hammers!


I sent them an email today about this aspect.

Frankly I don't know why is should be too tough to spin up a mix of, say 5 bags of cement, X amount of water, a "bag" of color, spin for 5 minutes (or whatever), pour, mix up another batch using the same ratios, repeat until done, and have consistent color throughout the pours.

But I defer to someone in the trade who has actually done this.

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Passed the inspection of the rebar and forms for the concrete steps.

Paid another tranche for the job as well.

To finish:

1 Pour cement
2 Fix front bay window (they reinstalled it wonky and without permits...part of the reason we reported them)
3 Re-stucco exterior walls (have to wait for concrete to cure)
4 Fix and re-stucco the exploratory holes under stair landing by front door (unauthorized, out of scope work)
5 Complete painting of house after proper prep




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Re: Anyone ever report a contractor to CSLB [Re: Mr Doof] #2925224
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The color won't match, because water content, and tooling affect the color. Moisture/ evaporation varies by time of day, sunlight wind tenperature. Also, site mixed is one to two bags at a time max. So unless they are adding color by the tablespoon... and cement by the gram...

The darker the concrete, the harder to match batches.



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Re: Anyone ever report a contractor to CSLB [Re: Mr Doof] #2925275
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Per email today, the pour is scheduled for next Saturday.

Now it sounds like they will have a truck and do it in one go.

Messages on how things will be done seems to change all the time.....sigh. But Am glad to see that it will be a truck.

Here is the actual email:
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Good morning one and all.

As everyone knows, We successfully passed another inspection yesterday and are cleared to pour concrete, re-stucco and finish punch list on window. RBC with all intention and scheduling protocols cannot pour today. Having prepped, planned and scheduled concrete trucks, pumper trucks, crew and due diligence . That being said, we now have a confirmed schedule of intention to pour concrete (front stairs) on Saturday 3/16/2019 all parties concerned will be on your site to begin the A.M. stair pour. In addition, myself and crew will be there on Monday 3/11/2019 at 7 a.m. to complete interior adjustments to window. That being stated, please have any furniture or items that could possibly be damaged removed from working area

Have a great weekend and see you on Monday.
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Re: Anyone ever report a contractor to CSLB [Re: Mr Doof] #2925327
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Some contractors are worst than used car salespeople.

But did you bring it upon yourself by being a know-it-all?

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Yes.

My neighbor Mark Hagen. Built his home illegally. No permits.The first.

Back in the early 90's, He was building a huge new home for the owner of Borland.

A bunch of subcontractors. All of a sudden, a huge divorce case. Probate.

The fountain stopped. Mark was still on the hook to all of his subcontractors.

So he decided to pad out all of his other existing clients.

He was reported. Multiple times. He disappeared. Sold his illegal home and vanished out of state.

Karma...

Re: Anyone ever report a contractor to CSLB [Re: ko25ok] #2925395
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Originally Posted By: ko25ok
This thread is making me nervous because I am about to hire a contractor to do some work next year.
where are you, what are you building, and do you want any hints on keeping it from turning into a shit show?


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Originally Posted By: everysurfr
There is absolutely no way to site mix colored concrete, and achieve a uniform color. It's just not going to happen. Next step, get the jack hammers!


I beg to differ. Deb & her 1st husband, ( me, being the 2nd ) got the cement truck drivers to add the "color" (black) into the trucks on the job site. They were paid handsomely for the extra time & clean up to each truck that participated. Front door entryway, hallway, bathroom & both upstairs bedrooms are colored in black cement.


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