A while back, we found that the garden tub has some chips in it. One on the back, and one on each of the front sides. Our PM was quite pissed when I pointed it out on our pre-drywall walk through. He assured me that it would be taken care of, which I had assumed meant that they would order a new tub.
This weekend, the house was wide open (not really happy about that) so we went in and did a comprehensive look at the drywall that had been installed. I was dismayed when I saw this:
|See that rounded bit of the tub - its been repaired with some|
kind of compound/spackle
|Same deal on the OTHER side of the tub|
I mean, listen, you and I know that I'm going to screw that tub up almost immediately upon moving in. I'll drop something on it, scratch it, bust it, spill wine in it, but _I_ want to be the one to do it, not the tradesmen. There was another repaired spot on the back, but I didn't take a picture.
Long story short, I was miffed by this pretty crappy repair. I sent a nice, but firm, email to my PM pointing it out. On Sunday at 10:30pm, he responded. 10:30pm! But it wasn't the answer I wanted. he explained that the fiberglass guy had been out, and that it had been repaired, no structural issues, yadda yadda. I wasn't too happy, but bided my time until I could respond more firmly that I wanted a new tub. End of story.
Luckily, I didn't have to. I rec'd an email very early this morning from PM saying that the tub would be replaced. He must have seen the same hack job I did. So, no fight, struggle. It just got taken care of.
Obviously there are going to be things that go wrong, but they are all getting taken care of almost immediately. Our PM has said several times that he is building our house as if he was building it for himself, and I honestly believe him.
Lots of drywall pictures to come. I'm sure you can't wait!!