To lay a concrete case pathway and garden clearance - Driveways (Paved & Loose Surface) job in Dereham, Norfolk

  • Location
  • Trade
    Driveways (Paved & Loose Surface)
  • Posted
    1565 days ago by mark_1v2h
  • Hired

Job description

To lay a 12x10 concrete base with A path way clearance of bushes and shrubs and make good a brick weave driveway


Feedback for Conkers

well was not happy with it second day after they have finish 3 slabs came loose when I turn them over 2 small blogs of cement that would never hold and I ask for 4 ins of concrete deep for base of my shed and I got 3 and in places 2 half thick when they board out before you pore the concrete in you should have the pegs outside off the boards not INSIDE IT! so when I remove the boards yes you guess it holes around the edges. guy with 25 years experience I will never know and the crazy driveway that's another story fill it with concrete instead of the bricks

Conkers's reply:

In all trades we can, and sometimes do, at the end of a project, have a snagging list. We then, as all good tradesman do, rectify the problems. Firstly. This customer never mentioned any snagging so we had no opportunity to rectify. Secondly. They left this terrrible feedback many months after completion. Why?

To answer his feedback.

When laying concrete bases we always ask if the shuttering is to remain (we use pressure treated timber so it can and it looks nicer with the framing around it) If it is to remain we peg on the inside. This customers wife asked for it to remain. All of our framing is 4’’ wide so the thickness of the concrete and hardcore is that thick. How can he suggest it isn’t without cutting it in half? The two slabs he mentions are two spare ones we had left over after laying his path. We offered them to his wife and she asked us to PLACE them down near the path. My boys sat them on the small amount of cement they had left. Lastly why did they then ask us to quote for fencing if they were so disappointed in our quality?