Back in November I received an RFQ. A condo in Chicago was being gutted & redone. I quoted the masonry tuck pointing/repair work, cleaning and sealing of the brick.
The owner replies:
The owner replies:
"thanks for the quote. As it turns out the carpenter actually had a mason who is doing the work for me( 25% cheaper than your quote) and they got about 6 hours in today on the cleaning. It looks really good so while I am sorry that I didn't use your company I am glad that it will be done that much sooner so I can move in quicker. Thanks for all your help."
Since cleaning would be the last part of the process, it appears you decided to forgo the repairs in order to move in sooner. This would explain the disparity between the quotes.
Well pilgrims I received the following email today:
You were out to see about tuck pointing my walls and fireplace. While I was able to get the tuck pointing done, I don't think they sealed the brick. Is there any way to determine if that was done and if not could you seal it for me. There seems to be an inordinate amount of dust in my condo. Please give me a call if you have time to help me out.
Being the "nice guy" that I am, I replied:
The original mason should warranty his work. My recommendation would be for you to contact the mason who did the work, ask him to inspect the walls, fireplace and do additional work if necessary.
The owner then repiles:
The man who did the tuck pointing told me he sealed it but it is very dusty. Would it have been sealed and still leach dust off? Can you tell by looking at it or is there a test I can perform to see if it is actually sealed. I am trying to get my house cleaner and less dusty, he will not come back, he said he is busy with other things so I need someone else.
So what do you guys think? How should I end this conversation with the HO???