Monday, April 30, 2012

Man Up

I’m going to attempt to do as my son-in-law suggested and “grow a pair”.  I have learned at the end of our first year of marriage that my husband and I are both just really nice people.  The problem with that is that other people (contractors) will take every advantage they can of our good nature.

It has taken more than 2 weeks to get even close to finishing our driveway project.  They finally came back and removed concrete and dirt from the yard last Friday leaving the yard a wreck.  The siding on the house was damaged and now has a dent and a hole in it.  We have a patch across the top of the drive that doesn’t match the rest of the concrete and is not very aesthetically pleasing.  Now we are being asked to pay an additional $400.00 for dirt removal.  Neither of us thinks that it is our responsibility because it was not included in the contract.  However, neither of us is assertive enough to stand up to the contractor.

So…..I’m going to try to get my mean face on and meet with the contractor this evening to get this project settled. 

Wish me luck!


Patrick said...

Have you tried threatening "Angie's List" it's an on line contractor review site comparable to "CraigsList" for selling items. Or in some media markets TV stations have consumer complaint sections to their news desks. If all else fails there is always the Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer Protection.

You don't always have to 'grow a pair', walking softly but carrying a big stick can work also. :)

Caregivingly Yours, Patrick

Muffy's Marks said...

Go get 'em, you guys work too hard for your money, to give it up so easily. Walk softly, but carry a big stick.

Olga said...

I can only encourage you to stick to your guns here. This was not quality workmanship and you will provide a service by the route that Ptrick is suggesting. Good luck with this.

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