It's been almost as traumatic as a full build, minus the dig. Right now, I am struggling not to ream out the supervisor because his plastering crew managed to scratch many of my (expensive) iridescent glass trim tiles. They also did not level the front of the bench in the deep end, so it is all wavy looking, and the plaster is so thick on top that the trim tile is almost buried in it. It's just a sloppy looking job all around, and now, in good conscience, I cannot recommend them to others. Yes, I am a perfectionist, but we are paying over $20K for this job and I wanted it done right. The supervisor has mentioned a discount for the tile. I do not want a discount! I want the job done RIGHT!
Does one really have to QC every step of these jobs, and know more than the crews do? They are supposed to be professionals, for Pete's sake! That's why I hired them! Of course every single one of them has been Mexican and very few speak any English. I guess I will have to learn to speak construction Spanish if I want anything to be done right. I had an appointment just as they were finishing; didn't QC them and when I got back, they were gone and the pool was filling.
My dear husband said, "Well, I guess we will have to hire our own supervisor or GC from now now, even if the company assigns us one, to check on the crews when no one is here and make sure they don't botch the job." Yeah, right, MORE money on top of the already outrageous amount we are paying!
Pics after I get back from the doctor.