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Old 09-11-2016, 01:46 PM   #1
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The septic tank pumper truck drove through my yard and left some big ruts. When i called them a week earlier to do the job i told him they usually drive to the tank but the night before he came we had over 2 inches of rain, a lot for a short period. Seems like he should have known the ground would be wet and soft. Is he responsible for the damage or is it on us the home owner since we gave him permission to drive on lawn a week earlier ? Thanks.
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Old 09-11-2016, 02:14 PM   #2
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just opinion.... but i think you're iiable...

the driver might have been a little more attentive in rescheduling, but you knew it rained also.
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Old 09-11-2016, 03:48 PM   #3
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I agree with MTN, unfortunate, but that is a job that often needs to be done ASAP. They took care of the dirty part, the pumping, you get the easy part, fixing the lawn.

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It didnt need to be done ASAP, seems like after he backed in 20 feet and saw he was sinking in he would have stopped and ran a hose instead or came back in a few days after it dried up a bit, instead of keep going 150 feet and then driving back out after fully loaded now. Just a thought.
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His job was to show up and do as you asked him to, there not going to get paid to "come back later".
Talk to the owner and see if he will at least bring you some top soil to fill it in and move on.
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His job was to show up and do as you asked him to, there not going to get paid to "come back later".
Talk to the owner and see if he will at least bring you some top soil to fill it in and move on.
Not sure you want "top soil" from a septic pumping company

Just kidding Joe... Good company would probably help.
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