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Old 10-19-2008, 10:02 PM
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Homeowner damaged pavers and want me to fix it.

Title says it all. 2 years ago we redid a landing and walkway for a client I have. We use poly and then sealed it on top of that a month later. It has been flawless since, in fact it was still good on friday cause I stopped for a second while there to admire it. I called him today to talk about some work we are going to do tomorrow and he said that the poly is coming up and the sealer is gone. Funny cause it wasnt 3 days ago. Im guessing he took his commercial grade pressure washer to it and somehow damaged it. I told him I would look at it, but I know this guy well enough to know that he will expect me to repair it under warranty even though he most likely damaged it. How do you deal with this, cause if he really did damage it he wont admit to it outright, and would also be offended if I asked unless it is brutally obvious.
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Old 10-19-2008, 10:44 PM
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:42 AM
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I agree, when he pulls this it annoys me anyways. Not the first thing he has messed with and expected us to repair. I guess the question is should it be able to withstand a high powered washing without an issue like this? If it is my fault then I have no problem repairing it.
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:08 PM
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Heres some pics. The corner appears to be holding water. Things I noticed are corner limestone tread popped ( not my install ). Sand was moist in said area, but it hasnt rained at this location in a while. The limestone was scuffed all around as if it was brushed with a very stiff brush maybe wire. It is installed on a pad that has expansion joint around the perimeter. Pad is below the tread. Weep holes are on the side. So what do you think.
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:53 PM
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In my opinion, one should only pressure wash pavers when they're prepared to re-sand the joints.

The joints are grouted with sand....not mortar. Everything has it's breaking point!
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-1 CAT hat
-16 pairs of Hanes socks (the Heavy Duty model), many with holes.
-12 pairs of underwear, ranging from Joe Boxers to Jockey, many are in need of replacement. (no more photo requests please)
-hundreds of t-shirts. Some w/ grease stains, some torn & tattered.
-7 pairs of jeans, ranging from Levis to Polo to GAP. 1/2 of them have holes in 'em.
-1 belt
-1 pair of old worn out Nike shoes.
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:58 PM
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just ask him is it was power washed if no
ask him is he took a huge leak on it?
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Old 10-20-2008, 08:20 PM
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Ask him when it started to happen and what he think could have caused it. He'll make up some BS you can see right through then confront him.
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Old 10-20-2008, 09:50 PM
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I would look to see if anything looked like it was resently pressure washed,if so that would answer what happened to the pavers.
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:03 PM
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The wood entry was definitely painted this past weekend, not a spec of dirt or cobweb, nothing. Perfect white paint.
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:13 PM
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pressurewasher works great to remove peeling paint.I think I smell a rat.
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