When you have a client who asks you to do something crazy, off the wall, do you tell them you won't do it and walk away from the job? I have tried to tell her why it is not the best way to go about it and even called the guy doing the remodeling in the house to reason with her and she won't listen to him either. The situation is water is getting in the basement through the egress windows. We were only to dig out the bottom of the window wells to the form-a-drain full of sand and put in a vertical tile and fill it back with clean rock. We also caulked the cracks in the concrete window wells. I mentioned the other reason water was getting in because the ground slopes to the house. So now she wants to put in 10-12" of pea rock around the house about 4' out to "help with the water" and the to have the top of the rock lower than where the dirt is now. I said usually we build up with soil around the foundation to slope the ground away and put fabric and layer of rock on top. She quickly responds, "Don't do that to my house". Then said to just lower the yard to make it slope away, requiring much more work than needed. I also told her if you put that much rock in you won't be able to plant anything later and says sure that's fine. She says she will pay whatever it costs but her way would cost thousands more than if we were to do it the right way. Would you guys just tell her no you won't do it or just do it and have her sign something that I am not liable for more water damage? Has anyone been in a situation like this?