I hired a contractor to remodel an original bathroom in my 30yr old house. It was old and yellow the shower/tub was leaking into the kitchen below it. We wanted it gutted to the studs.
We paid a third down a third at rip out and the final payment was to be paid at completion. The contractor had numerous delays. They ordered the wrong tile. They recommended a bath tub that required custom shower doors. They did not always show up when the were supposed to. The fixtures and material were never at ny house when they were supposed to be there. The contractor does not return phone calls in a timely fashion.
When the shower/tub was finally completed and I turned on the shower water poured into the kitchen below. It turns our that the contractor did not use a licensed plumber to do the work. The pipes wre not soldered or insulated (this is an exterior wall). The contractor brought back a licensed plumber who had to rip out the tile in the shower. It turns out that the walls were not taped or spackeled. the ceramic tile was just put up right on the drywall. In addition on of the walls in the bathroom is now bowed and the medicine cabinet is not fully attached. The bathroom door is also damaged. The contractor insists that he will make good on everything. Obviously I do not trust him to do any more work in my home. How do I get rid of this guy without paying any more money. I also now have concerns about the floor. I believe that they tiled right onto the ply wood.
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