Last Friday I finish graded around a new pool installation as well as repaired ruts left from pool contractor trucks. Total job used 22 yards of topsoil for finish grading and repairing ruts. Saturday afternoon Tropical Storm Allison reformed and dumped nearly 10" across the region causing major washout of soil, straw and grass seed. No "Act of God" clause as there was no contract since it was for a friend of the family. I actually cut them a pretty good deal as it was. Fortunately I had left a couple bales of straw at bottom of swale which trapped soil, but need to reseed washed out areas. Was just wondering how you guys handle situations like this (i.e. customer pays, you eat the cost, "Act of God clause). Friday's forecast had no idea this thing was gonna dump like this. Fortunately they understand and I regraded and reseeded the washed out areas today for a small fee.