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Work Description: Foundation Slab for Large ShedComments: I hired Richardson Concrete to pour a slab for an extra-large shed that I was planning to buy. Marlon seemed like a nice guy. He asked if I had the blueprints for the building. I told him that the building wasn’t purchased yet, so all I had was the spec sheet, which stated the size and weight of the building. I stood in my front yard and showed him the spec sheet on my tablet, and I emailed him the link.
Here’s where I made my mistake in hiring him. He asked me, more than once, if I wanted footing for the slab. As I came to find out, the North Carolina State Building Code, says that most cement slabs, supporting a building, especially a 12x26 building, require footing. I should have never been asked. I should have been told. According to the county inspection office, the structural engineer I had to hire, and every other contractor I’ve spoken to since, as the professional, Marlon should have known this. He NEVER should have asked me, he should have TOLD me that’s what was required.
So of course, my building failed inspection; which is why I had to hire an engineer to figure how to fix the slab. I gave Marlon the opportunity to fix his mistake, blame free and get paid for it. When he finally came to look at the site, he says, “I didn’t know they already put the building on it”. He had been told verbally, by my husband and me, not to mention I emailed him the engineer’s letter. And most damning of all, when he called to tell me that his company couldn’t fix the slab without removing the building first (not what the engineer’s letter said and not something Marlon’s company would do), he then proceeded to blame the building company for installing the shed on the slab in the first place. He said, “They should have never put that building on that slab.” And he said it twice!
Now, not only am I out of The $1,700 I paid Richardson's Concrete, but I am on the hook for who knows how much, to repair this horrid mess. There is no excuse, no finger pointing, no blame shifting, that Richardson's Concrete can give to make this not their fault. As I stated earlier, as the professional concrete company, they were responsible for knowing that the state building code requires footing; not the customer. I feel cheated and wronged, and will be posting this review everywhere I can so others will hopefully not make the same mistake I did in hiring this company.
Work Description: Concrete projectComments: Richardson Concrete was the worst! The expansion lines were crooked, they left the wooden molds in the ground which attached itself to the hardened concrete, and when they finished, they dumped the remaining concrete on my lawn along the driveway which I had to break up with a sledge hammer to remove! When I called them to address these problems, they never returned my calls. I wanted to call the Better Business Bureau, but there was no business address on their business cards or invoice. They also demanded cash, which I paid in full. Can anyone give me any information about their whereabouts or licensing information? Mike Blanchard Marshville, NC.
Work Description: Poor quality work. Sorry I ever choose this company. They didn't even have the forms up , when the concrete truck came.Comments: Not enough help. Most days just one person. Poured wrong time of day. Afternoon when heat was 107. The finish job, extremely poor, and ununeven, and created an issue with my air conditioning unit.