A few weeks ago we signed a contract for an old in-ground pool remodeling project for $12,000 worth of work. This morning they started the job. I get a call a few hours later. Apparently, while in the process of cutting the concrete deck (after removing the paver bricks) to replace a skimmer box, they cut two conduits and about 12-16 wires. Here is what I think they cut:
Pool light wiring to spa (outgoing and incoming from switch panel)
Pool light wiring to pool (outgoing and incoming from switch panel)
Wiring to Spa blower(outgoing and incoming from switch panel)
Wiring to spa filter motor (outgoing and incoming from switch panel)
Wiring for an auxillary 120 V outlet
In the other conduit they cut, I think it was the light harness wire that goes from the junction box to the fixture.
All these wires route to a panel near the back door of the house and were apparently run in conduit under the deck.
I have a bad feeling about this project. They will probably want me to pay something toward the damage since they are already stating that the conduits should not have been run under the deck. I'm sick about the whole thing. Even if they do cover the damage, my fear is that they will shortcut the finshing job to cut their losses. Any suggestions?