How To: Find The Right Contractor
… I can’t deny that one of the most difficult things a homeowner will have to do is hire a good contractor. Learning how to find the right contractor is more of an art than a science. When you tack on the added speciality of needing a contractor who …
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Contractor Safety: Are You Responsible When They Are on Site?
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) reports some instances where employers were found to not protect the safety of their contractors – with fatal results. “On June 12, 2006, a landscape contractor was crushed to death when …
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Telling a good contractor from a bad one can be tricky and experts have tips on what to do if a contractor takes their client’s money without doing the work.
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Skip and Adam set general contractor Avi straight when they confront him about this shoddy job. It’s terrible practices like this that give good contractors, like Skip, a bad name.
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I’m generally opposed to all caps, but I needed the title to stand out in a google search. 🙂 This guy’s gonna get high impact advertising from me. He earned it.
Table of contents:
1. Description of Louis R. Marquez, State License # 818905
2. Description of unacceptable and unfavorable aspects of workmanship
3. Description of some other shady behaviors
1. Louis R. Marquez is a Latin man of unusually short stature. I’d approximate 5’3″. His spine, unfortunately, appears to be damaged, and he’s got a predisposition to have his torso kinked to the right side. His voice is unusually high pitched for an adult male. As of June 2015, he has two vehicles that I’m aware of. Both are fairly old but functional vehicles. One is a White contractor’s type truck with toolboxes on the left and right sides of the truck bed. The other is something like a Jeep Cherokee with wood-looking paneling, IE a ‘woodie’. Louis R. Marquez has, as of june 2015, an ACTIVE California State Contractor’s License of #818905. His business license expired earlier this year. The BBB website says that his license is active, but if you call in and ask about it, you’ll realize that their website is woefully out of date. I made this mistake. Louis R. Marquez is roughly 58 years old as of 2015.
There’s an inspector that inspects egress work (such as driveways) here in Sacramento County. She inspects culverts and asphalt driveways. She recommended Louis to me, and I ended up using Louis for a project other than the driveway because that project had a higher priority than the driveway. He confidently expressed that he could do this concrete job.
2. Unacceptable aspects of workmanship:
a)concrete forms were 1 foot too long despite multiple reminders that his 41 foot slab length figure was incorrect.
b) inadequate form height above aggregate base, leading to thinner than specified concrete
c) rebar placement was two feet from edge of slab instead of near the edge
d) rebar placement was in one direction only, despite a grid being required
e) aggregate base around the interior perimeter of slab was NOT compacted, leading to excessive settling and potential cracking and separation.
Unfavorable aspects of workmanship:
a) (this was done by his hirelings) concrete forms were more than 1 inch out of level
b) concrete forms had minimal bracing. far below NACHI recommendations
c) concrete stakes were fragile and didn’t penetrate the earth deeply. Louis did the materials purchasing
3. Other shady behaviors:
Lots of bullshit and excuses, including:
a) complaining about anchor bolt placement and wanting to diverge from the plans instructions, despite it being a fairly simple task to get on boards and install them while the concrete was flashing.
b) exclaiming frustration with not knowing L-bolt size (plans are always drawn to scale unless indicated otherwise…)
c) having me arrange and pay for and supervise the aggregate base deliveries
d) he bailed on the job prior to my issuing the complaint
e) failure to call engineer when question arose about rebar placement
f) numerous fallacious claims…
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OPD obtain warrant for roofing contractor accused of scams
The Odessa Police Department has obtained a felony of theft warrant for a roofing contractor accused of scamming people in the area. Ramon Arroyo-Lerma, 51, is wanted and anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call (432) 333-TIPS.
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Complaints made about Shropshire Council’s contractors in Wem
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Do you know a good contractor?
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Why Contractor Safety is Important for an Owner
Owners who want to recognize the advantage that a good contractor’s safety program can bring to a project should hire and demand contractors that actively and successfully control their risks through comprehensive safety programs. How Owners Can Work with …
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Pinellas sheriff steps in to start policing contractors
While law enforcement steps up its role, the licensing agency’s role will be mostly limited to investigating permitting complaints and issuing contractors’ licenses. This new agreement comes after a series of Tampa Bay Times reports that raised questions …
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Unlicensed contractor accused of failing to complete repairs costing thousands
East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office deputies charged Derrick Bradford with residential contractor fraud. They say a homeowner contacted Bradford to make various repairs to her home in September 2016, in a contract totaling $ 22,569.50. Deputies say the victim …
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How to Spot a Contractor Fraud
It’s a busy time for a lot of contractors here in the Sacramento Area. Due to the powerful storms and large amounts of rain, many residents are having a difficult time finding a contractor as soon as possible. This time makes it easy for con-artists to …
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