Nope, not this time!
16 October 2018 | Aurora
Bill/sunny and getting warmer
This is my second post of the day and as promised here’s a update on our “Cluster F”. The workers showed up just after 0800 and finished putting down the underlayment that the vinyl gets glued to. They took their measurements and hauled the new vinyl out of the living room to the driveway where they were going to cut it. It’s a nice 12 X 12 foot section of vinyl. A few minutes later, they brought in the now cut vinyl and laid it down on the floor. Guess what? THEY CUT IT THE WRONG SIZE!!!!!! The room measures about 10 X 6 so a 12 X 12 should have been easy to cut the right size. Nope! Instead they cut the 10 foot long side about 8.5 feet. We watched as they put it down and when we asked why it was short, their explanation was that it was “easier to get in and we wouldn’t see where they were going to seam it when it’s done”. We looked at it and shook our heads. Tracy had had enough of their incompetence and just wanted the job done. She had had enough and wanted to get on with our lives. As the second installer was heading to Lowe’s to get a tack strip, I told the other installer that we were not happy with it and that they had “screwed it up” and we were not going have it installed that way. It came out as a solid piece and we didn’t want it going in in two pieces. He placed a call to Delta Disaster, the company that has screwed up this project to let them know. I called and talked to Ashley who told us she would order the new vinyl as soon as she could. We told the remaining worker to move the washer and dryer back in as the now third chunk of vinyl would take another two weeks. We made sure to put towels behind the washer to make sure no water leaked out of the hose and ruined the new underlayment. The worker hooked up the hoses and turned the water on. Guess what happened next? The valve for the hot water side started leaking just like it did before the plumber worked on it last week!!!! More calls were placed to Delta Disaster and they made arrangements for the plumber to come out about noon today so he can figure out what went wrong this time. I went around and rehung out pictures in the dining room where we had stowed the washer and dryer as well as the picture we had on the wall in the laundry room. I ever rehung the door that I had removed to make the repair men’s job easier.
This “Cluster F” has grown to a huge problem for a job that should have been done two months ago. Tracy is considering taking some Valium! She’s hit her limit and I can’t say I blame her. We just want to get on with our lives.