Thanks Roofcheck. Based on when the neighborhood was built, I'd say the original driveway was 20 or 25 years old before it was resurfaced 5 years before the damage. There are other houses in the neighborhood with original driveways, so I think given the slope and general light duty, they hold up pretty well around here. So, with good maintenance, it'd last at least 20, probably more.What does your contract say with the owners and the sub contractor?
If you have nothing about incidental damages/ wear and tear in your contract maybe this is a good time to add it.
How is the owner responding?
How long do driveways last in your area?
Can it be repairs and seal coated or is a full replacement required?
You, the GC are ultimately responsible.
1. Deduct money from Final invoice to owner. Problem here is they may not fix it and you get screwed out of your pay.
2. Fix it and negotiate with the other two parties, or one other party (sub contractor), or pay for it yourself.
And the truck owner's insurance rates will go up and the next time (and every time after this incident) the driver will get a waiver signed.Truck is insured, and if he didn't make the homeowner sign a waver as most companies do "not responsible for any property damage"... the insurance company will pay to replace the driveway.
In most cases truckers always get that waver signed when delivering material on residential property... Most companies I deal with do that. In addition I make the homeowner sign the waver this way if any damage theirs homeowners insurance will cover it. If I sign it then I'm responsible for any damage if it happens.txgencon said:And the truck owner's insurance rates will go up and the next time (and every time after this incident) the driver will get a waiver signed.