Does the typical contract lingo "work area left in a broom clean condition" necessarily involve scraping? Not arguing... just wondering if perhaps the lingo should be changed so that the plop offenders are required to scrape their own plops. I saw a floor tile job on Wednesday where the tile man had grout slopped on partway up the walls and some spots on the ceiling. He must have been using a neuclear powered grout float.Teetorbilt said:I'm always scraping their droppings off of the floor.
DecksEtc said:I'm just curious and forgive me if I'm making a grave error here, but do none of the new home construction sites that many of you work on have general labourers to go around and clean up in between trades? Or have GC's just cut out the practice to be cheap?
The reason I ask is that I worked a couple of summers during high school as a general labourer for a GC directly. One of our primary jobs was to go around to each house (30-40 house projects at a time) after each and every trade and clean it before the next trade started. We would clean up all waste inside and out after the framers, clean up all waste shingles, clean up after the plumbers/electricians, clean up all drywaller's drops & pick up their waste material, sand all the seams on sub-floors - the list goes on and on. We would clean every house at least 9-10 times before the carpet was laid.