We hired a drywall contractor for a project that included 3 totally new bathrooms and repairing the center line (from removing chair rail) and about a half dozen patches total in 4 bedrooms. (This is the part he’s done so far-there’s more that he bid, but there’s no way we’re having him back.)
I was nervous from day 1, when I had to point out to him that his cuts for all the electrical boxes were way over sized and the plates wouldn’t cover them. He said “don’t worry, these will be perfect when I’m done.” Same mantra for every concern I brought up.
Other things that happened were – 1.)the first day, he brought 2 kids with him (not his normal crew) cause he sent “his crew” to a bigger job. 2.) Then he asked if he could send some other guy over to do the mudding, because he was really busy with other jobs. And, 3.) when he showed up to do the final sanding, it was 6 pm on a Friday night – after he had already done a 12 hour day somewhere else.
Once he was done, and we started wiping down all the dust and other clean-up, we found endless issues – ridges, bumps, bad corners, small pieces of sheetrock paper sticking up, places not even sanded, etc. – and NONE of the electrical cut-outs had been finished as previously stated – they were left with very ragged cut edges.
After we spent at least 10 hours trying to fix the problem areas, my husband insisted we call him back to do the repairs. He came back, and there was “some” improvement. But yesterday, I spent another 8 hours still sanding spots and mudding some missed areas.
At this point, he is telling us we need to prime, so he can see where the problems are, and then he will fix them. I can see where the problems are already, WHY would we prime first?
Also, what is a “fair”way to approach the payment of this? We certainly have not gotten the job we were promised!