About to enter into contract negotiations on my pool. A close friend advised I include a 20% holdback for 60 days after completion to guard against post-build problems.
Is this a common practice?? I know it is in larger government contracts, and the contractors build it into pricing... but does this fly on pool contracts?
Any advice? Paying cash (been saving forever) and want to get the best value for my money as well as smooth build as possible.