09:52AM | 05/17/05
Member Since: 11/06/03
31 lifetime posts
I would like ot think we are not getting snowed on this one, but I would love other opinions.

We are having an addition put onto our home. The foundation is poured concrete. Last week when going over the "overages" with the builder, I noticed a cost for covering the slab with plywood. this was not a small cost. I would have thought that that cost would have been included in the base cost of the house. He said, that a slab is unusual and because we want to put hardwood on part of it we needed the plywood. He said that if we were just doing carpet, it would be installed directly on the concrete. I think it odd that this is considered an extra. It is not like he is building us a garage. I feel like it is more like having to buy a car, only to be told the seats don't come with it. If I am wrong, I will put my tail between my laegs and go away. If anyone thinks we are getting snowed, how should I handle the builder? Thanks.


07:05PM | 05/19/05
Member Since: 11/06/03
31 lifetime posts
Doesn't anyone have an opinion?


03:09PM | 05/24/05
Member Since: 04/10/03
116 lifetime posts
Was hardwood floors an after thought? Or did he just forget that he was going to need subfloor material for the hardwood. I'm kinda leaning toward the contractor on this one. but who am i. I would think there is a strong arguement for both sides.


07:15AM | 05/26/05
Member Since: 11/06/03
31 lifetime posts

He knew our plans for hardwood from the beginning. I fully understand the need for the sub floor but feel that to now present us with a large bill for this is a bit underhanded. The contract included the basics and a section for possible additional costs. The sub floor was not mentioned there nor in any of our discussions. I copnfronted him with this and he said that there would have been several options for this, but he never gave us the options. It was put in (we thought it was included in the original contract)and then several weeks later he presented us with a listing of over runs and changes we had made and the sub-floor cost was on this list. To me it is the principle of the thing and poor business practice. Now I am feeling the need to question every nail they put in. I knew this was not going to be fun, but I really hate being taken advantage of.


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Handscraped finishes join the rustic, old-world feel of antique flooring with the durability and simplified installation b... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... Repurpose birthday hats to create a string of lanterns for your porch, patio, or garden. Cut the tip of the cone, punch h... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon