Bad workmanship and inexperierience. Do not use this business for anything
I had two sleeper walls constructed by this business in September 2017. I left them sit until the middle of November. I backfilled them in November and both walls moved at least 140mm. I gave this business ample opportunity to do the repairs. I had constant excuses as to why he couldn't fix the walls - his partner had a miscarriage, his uncle had died and he had no money. All of which were of no concern to me. Promises after promises and lies after lies. He tried to blame everyone but himself as to why the walls had fallen over. He said it was ...my fault as I had a bobcat backfill the walls and he said I had put too much pressure on the wall. So on the 6th of January he decided that I could shove my walls. He said that not everything happens when I want it to. I am having the walls repaired at the moment. I cannot believe the shody workmanship that has been provided by this business. Half of the holes have dry concrete powder in them There wasn't water added to the concrete mix, Most of the posts are only in the ground half of what they should be. I was told that the posts would be in the ground as much as they are above the ground. One hole only had one shovel of concrete in it Already 9 holes have been repaired and a total of 6 ton of concrete mix has been used. All of the original holes only had a small amount of rapid set used. Some of the holes only had cured concrete of 100mm thick and then they were filled with dirt to hide the rip off. The bottom of all the posts were surrounded by dirt. I know mistakes can happen and I was prepared to meet this business half way with the remediation work. I paid what he asked for. He asked me to meet him half way with concrete to add into the holes to strengthen the wall and despite him saying the concrete would be delivered, as of today it is no where to be seen. I am pleased he did not just add concrete to the holes as it would never have lasted. He charged me over $11000 to construct these walls. My place has been at a standstill since November as I can not get on with the rest of my landscaping. The purpose of these walls was to retain dirt. . He is unlicenced and uninsured and should not be performing this work. He is 18 years old and does not know the right way to go about repairing his work. He had many workers but they have since left. He has even threatened them with legal action. One message I had from him stated that no warranty or guarantee was given with these walls. I'm sure Dept of fair trading will be interested to read that message from him. So if you are in Goulburn and surrounds and are on Facebook, do not be fooled by his offer of good service or discounts. He gets on Facebook offering people the world. Today I saw an add from him saying if people get him to do work they will receive a surprise discount. I have been in business over 30 years. If you are good at what you do, your work speaks for itself. Over Christmas he was targeting pensioners. Please be very careful and get plenty of references before you contract this business or any other. I have certainly learned from this. I always try to support local businesses. I have all photos of the work if anyone would like to see them. You will be shocked.
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