Case in point, see the following retaining wall and paver installation in Sudbury, ON.
At this point, two years after the installation, good luck getting the original contractor to return to remedy the situation. A reputable one wouldn’t have to come back for this scenario, as it would have been installed properly the first time.
We won’t know until redoing the whole installation properly as it’s not surviving the Sudbury climate. There are ways around re-doing a whole wall that was not installed properly, but this is only before damage is truly apparent. There is no way to repair the scenario mentioned above without a complete removal and replacement.
This same contractor performed a landscaping job at the same property along the waterfront. They did not account for the rising of the water levels throughout the season, so the first tier has washed away. This is a $20,000 mistake and guess who is now paying for it? There are optimal times to do these projects and winter is not one of them. Unfortunately, these homeowners will have to bare with this eye sore for a few more months before we can tackle it for them.
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