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Crash
09-18-2009, 06:35 PM
I talked to a guy today about fixing his decorative wall between his driveway and house. I got there and couldn't believe what he wanted me to do. As you can see by the pics the whole thing is about to fall over and the bricks are deteriorating. He wants a quote on taking off the top two rows and "putting them back on properly". I told him that the whole wall needs to come down and by just fixing the top two rows he's only prolonging the inevitable, the wall isn't gonna make it much longer. I shot him a pretty fair price on building a new wall with some nice tumbled Brussels Block, he said it was too expensive. I said you might think it's too expensive but how about when you stick the money into this wall and it just falls over in a couple years and you have to call me back again. He didn't seem to care. Oh, I failed to mention that he lives in Golfview Ct. which is one of the most expensive parts in Saginaw, MI, right on the Saginaw Country Club, and he was driving a brand new Lexus. So...I gave him a price on taking the top rows off and mortaring them back on with the brick he already has, he said to do it. I just know I'll get a call back from this guy down the road wanting the Brussels wall. Some people!

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Bru75
09-18-2009, 07:00 PM
Just me, but I think I would have walked away on that one.

Crash
09-18-2009, 07:04 PM
Just me, but I think I would have walked away on that one.

I thought about it, but I wrote up a contract that says I am basically not responsable for anything after we leave, plus, you gotta take all the work you can get right now, gotta keep everyone busy.

tthomass
09-18-2009, 09:06 PM
Repair work is clear.........NO warranty.