What happens when the construction installation is not per the drawings?
What happens when the construction installation is not per the drawings and no one seems to care?
What happens when the construction installation is not per the drawings and no one seems to care except the owner?
This week has been stressful.
There are requirements in the drawings for:
- Imported base rock to be compacted to 2,000 LBS per square foot.
- Rebar to be supported with rebar chairs so the rebar sits 3” above the base rock.
- Finished grade slab to be poured at the same time as the grade beam pour to create an integral pour.
None of these things happened!
The contractor does not care…
The subcontractor does not care…
The private inspector does not care…
The city inspector does not care…
The designer does not care…
Only the owner cares!
After I stopped the inspection/concrete pour process… everyone cared! Wow did I cause a group hissy fit!!!!
The contractor wanted to quit, the private inspector told me to hire another private inspector, the city inspector told me everything looked great, the designer told me that the things I brought up in his plans that were ignored don’t need to be done! (Why have the items in the plans in the first place!)
Just another week in the Keys!