Well he is deeply sorry and embarrassed. I have not paid him for his time yet and he said he will fix it on himself, but I want to be sure he does it right. I don't have a lot of confidence in him right now. I feel bad for him because hes young and I don't think hes ever done a project this big before.I would start by going after the contractors who did the work but that's just me.
Well he is deeply sorry and embarrassed. I have not paid him for his time yet and he said he will fix it on himself, but I want to be sure he does it right. I don't have a lot of confidence in him right now. I feel bad for him because hes young and I don't think hes ever done a project this big before.
I'm upset with myself because when I originally started looking around, I specificity asked for a crew of 4 or 5. I've pored concrete in my younger days and we always had at least 5 guys.
I'm thinking about renting a concrete surface grinder, but not sure if another coat of concrete will stick
You're being more than nice IMO. The kido learns something outta this that'll make him a better "employee" down the line so I wouldn't be harsh on him or anything, but its still not your fault so don't beat yourself up over it. If you'd been at work or whatever, you wouldn't be thinking about the running them the hose thing, right? From the sound of it he'll figure it out and make it as right as he can, so all in all, it seems like a win-win in the end to me.It’s been raining heavy and supposed to go till Friday night so he will not be back until Saturday. He came back Tuesday night with someone for advice and they are going to remove one corner and re-pour it. Then they are going to grind down and resurface the rest of it.
I have not paid him anything yet and I paid for the concrete directly. I feel really bad for the guy and I’ll try to help him as much as I can. They thought they could do it with just the 2 of them, but it just dried too fast.
The concrete delivery guy said the ground was too dry and tried to wet it with the water from his truck. I asked a number of times if they needed me to run a water hose out there and said they would be alright. I wish I would have ran water out there anyway or at least put my boots on and grabbed a shovel to help.
I don't.I share your sympathy for the guys who bit off more than they could chew.
I remember a guy in CA firing a painter who nearly destroyed his house with paint so bad that it was in the rug and wood work. The unlicensed painter sued him for unpaid wages and got a $10K settlement under CAs labor laws. So I will definitely pay him......
Like the OP, I too would pay them something if I find the final finished results good enough. Since "good enough" is not good but it's good enough........