Originally Posted by Bru75
Sounds to me like the efflouresence is just an excuse to keep from paying.
It should not be that hard for them to understand that efflouresence is not a big deal and will go away in time.
It's time to call your lawyer.
Same thing went through my mind. I've been hearin quite a few stories this year about clients weaseling their way out of paying. A good efflouresence cleaner outta clean it up. What did you "scrub" it with?
Many manufacturers have a clause in their catalogs addressing efflouresence, not sure what Nicolock has in their catalogs.
I realize this doesn't help the problem now, but food for thought: We collect many draws for our work. On a 12,000 to 15,000 dollar job, I usually collect around 4 draws (including the final payment) at specified phases of the project, strategically dwindeling the balance down so that at the end the client would probably owe us around $1,500.00 - $2,000.00. This way, assuming you did a perfect job, and the client drums up some bogus excuse to hold money - the amount they try to hold is minimal. I'm not gonna subsidize someone's dream by not taking draws. We do good work. If there's a problem let's communicate and talk about. As long as a client is behaving level headed and reasonable - they're more or less going to get their way.