So, here is yet another update.
According to my wife, there were a total of four guys at my house today. Two machines running, two guys with rakes. She says, "THEY ARE DONE!!"
On top of it, they brought at least one dump of crushed stone to replace my driveway; I'm thinking a tandam (sp?) holds what 5-6 tons? My wife says the driveway now extends down the side of my house; it never did before. Awesome!
But get this, they didn't repair my patio and they didn't rake dirt around the two trees in my front yard. Guess I've gotta do some cleanup as well. I also need to go buy seed and hay this weekend because they did not do that.
Oh, and to top it off. We owe him $3k but since it took these morons nearly three months to complete this job the $3k we had has been spent on bills. If he had finished in a timely manner he would've been paid in full. My wife cuts him a check for $500 and he starts to bitch; "I haven't paid my mortgage, I owe my guys money." Tries to lay the guilt trip on my wife so she calls me; "We're gonna have to borrow money so we can pay him." she says to me. "He can get in line. I'm not borrowing a dime, he took three months he can stand to wait."
At the start of this job he was given $9k up front. Not to mention the engineer was paid $2400 up front. Then, we had the tank pumped three additional times between Irene and the last major rain storm at $225 a pop ($675). Then we've paid for three permits that he should've paid for totaling $425. So, in total we've paid so far, $12500 and after we pay him the $2500 we now owe him we'll be a little over $15k for this three month fiasco. And, he agreed at the beginning to payments after he was done. Again, if this *censored* had finished before Irene hit like he said we would've been able to cut him a check for $3k right then and there. But now, almost three months later; sorry, bills needed to be paid, repairs to the house needed to be made.
I'm going to take a few pics when I get home.
Does anyone have any idea how to figure out how much seed I'm gonna need? Cause, I've gotta go out this weekend and buy some.