Monday, May 4, 2020

Home Projects: Poor Workmanship

I take pride in the work that I do. Its important to me to do a good job. So when I hire someone to do work for me, I expect the same.
Here in Santa Rosa Beach, it's hard to find good contractor help. I've been through so many plumbers that I decided to buy myself a PEX kit and do all my plumbing from now on. I'm in the process of redoing a guest bathroom, and I'm finding the same problem applies here also. I hired a guy to do the work and this has turned out the same way. He poured a concrete shower floor and when I tested the slope of the water towards the drain a few hours later, it didn't drain properly. The water just "ponded". So I tore out all of the concrete and found several other problems from his work. That's really frustrating.  He would have finished it all and some of the problems I would have never known about until it was a big problem. Others, like the water ponding, I would have noticed and it would have been a nightmare to undo. Thankfully I was able to tear out the concrete before it was completely cured. It wasn't easy, but not as hard as it could have been. Below in the picture, you can see the areas that I tested where water stood.

Needless to say, my wife and I will be doing this project ourselves.

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