Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Our Contractor Is In Jail - Now What

We've run into a serious problem with our concrete contractor...he's in jail.

I won't go into specifics except to say that he is looking at a long prison term.  So far we've paid him for work completed, but we still don't have a driveway or sidewalk.  Instead we have a massive hole that is both an insurance liability and a massive inconvenience for me to navigate around on my crutches.  The worst part is that he has not paid for the concrete he used to pour our garage foundation and floor.  If he does not pay his bill the concrete company will put a lien on our home even though we already paid the contractor.

So I'm looking for advice.  Has anyone been in a similar situation?  Any experience with these situations?

1 comment:

Gayle said...

If he is a licensed contractor (check with the State licensing agency), then he should have a bond and/or insurance to cover claims from customers. Worth a try, anyway. I used to live in Helena, so hi from Oregon. Gayle