It has been a real weird week.
Had two mold inspections. Read here for more details,
The builder was a Realtor / flipper and his “painter” brother. Both had no clue. Thought that they could remediate themselves. Then the clearence test came bad, BAD, they blame me. I told them to do what they should have done in the first place, hire a professional.
Then, a new 10 unit condo building. 5 units sold. Split faced block (not sealed), improper mortar, single wythe masonry walls, no flashing under the coping stone, bad flashing, the usual. As we walked around (the builder hired me) and I pointed out the problems (the builder was just a money guy, with no construction experience or expertize) the builder kept complaining that I was wrong.
Finally, he told me that the building was built correctly and I wasn’t finding the real problems that was causing the water. He refused to pay me.
I said, “Hey, you hired me to bring my expertize and help you. If you don’t like the truth, that is not my problem. When you get sued by the condo owners, you will see my report.”
I then went and got th condo association President’s number and will send him a letter with some of my preliminary findings and that I would be happy to do a transition inspection for them. :mrgreen:
What is it with these guys? :shock: