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A Contractor wanted to get paid early and he destroyed her new bathroom. We talk about the video.
Episode 121821st September 2021 • Around the House® Home Improvement • Eric Goranson & Caroline Blazovsky
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Its been all over the interweb! A contractor in Colorado said he wasnt getting paid so he went and "repossesed" the bathroom. That is what the media is saying but it is the truth? Not really. We sure would have have paid him! We dive into the details and we hope to get the homeowner on the show real soon. Bad contractors are a huge problem and lets take a look at the details we know. If you just read the headling its not what you think.

Here is a link to the video: https://www.kptv.com/video-contractor-destroys-renovated-bathroom-with-sledgehammer-after-payment-dispute/article_90ced33e-1526-5eb2-a814-30bf7ac62ffe.html?fbclid=IwAR3zsjzmnpGMQYLxfNan-d2EfxKeKRwm268gxrfuxPw2lZyXyQhayH0Tf3Q

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[00:00:19] So a hard to do that with no interweb. So you've just got me today. So I wanted to talk today about something that's been going on and we shared it last Friday or Thursday on, around the house with Eric G and it is the viral video that's been going out there. And first off I have a problem with the video title.

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[00:01:05] And it says like video contractor destroys renovated bathroom with sledgehammer after payment dispute. And so let's get a little story and I'm just gonna use my local. Credit my local TV station here, Fox 12 for this story. So I can get the details, right. They reported that a dream home remodels of Colorado came in and demolished this shower owned by Amber Truckee.

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[00:02:06] He is swinging around a sledgehammer. Like it's demo day on HDTV and he is quote, unquote, repossessing this bathroom because he wasn't paid. So I know some people that are on the inside of this. And I hope here we're working out the details now. So stay tuned. We hope to have Amber on the show here on a special around the house podcast.

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[00:03:15] Second of all, as he swinging this hammer around, I am noticing. The complete low quality work that was done in here. This is an alleged low quality work. I've seen the pictures when you hit a tile in a shower that is crowded and it pops off the wall with no, but on the background, on the back of it, there's a couple of things that happened.

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[00:04:18] And it shows you as a society, how messed up we are. If there's somebody out there that can defend this, because you're part of the problem. I'm sorry, I'll call you out. So let's talk about this dude here. Once I started watching this post, I saw the pictures of the lack of quality of work on this job, in my opinion.

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[00:05:15] Second of all. I didn't see one correct waterproofing procedure in the shower. There was no red guard. There was no membrane. There was no nothing in there. And third, the pictures that I saw, which you can tell where this project, because I don't think there's another one. Just like it.

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[00:06:04] So I was talking to one of the ambers people. And I've found some interesting information.

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[00:06:38] That sucks. We can't have that, but here's the thing that job was not completed.

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[00:07:16] Even though the agreement was the final payment was going to be. And payment when the project was finished and she said, Hey, where's the shower door, shower, door not installed. Well, I'll just drop the shower door, just go ahead and close it out. And she goes, oh, the job's not done. I'll pay you when it's done.

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[00:07:56] And it was the next door neighbor that actually ended up [00:08:00] filming this. The homeowner was not even home.

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[00:08:36] And unfortunately, most homeowners. I don't know the process because they haven't done this before. It's not their jam. And I don't understand that because it was going to cost her more to undo all of that and throw it away and have to start over. She was already over committed on this project and that's really a.[00:09:00]

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[00:09:21] Amber Truckee on the show here. So we can talk about this, of what. Because I want more people to know about the entire story of this, not this salacious. Oh, he only did it because he didn't get paid. No, he did a horrible job on this remodel, horrible job. And quite frankly, if it was me, I'd be forcing him to go back in there and pay to remove it.

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[00:10:26] So this looks like a million bucks and my hats go off to these guys and we'll re reveal these people and you've heard some of them on the show before they're going out there to take care of this, which I love. I love when the building industry sticks up for each other, when somebody comes in and does wrong to a homeowner.

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[00:11:11] Is not the victim here. And I want to get that out there and be very aggressively clear. And what's going on here with this whole situation. All right, coming up this weekend, speaking of this type of thing, what not a fitting host coming on this weekend, we've got catcher, contractors, skip a Dell and a little bit of Alison Bedel coming on an hour.

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[00:11:55] And they wanted to add some extra star power to that show. So that's how that happened. [00:12:00] And we'll have them on the show this weekend. It's going to be a blast and make sure everybody too out there that you wish on Saturday. Here's a little secret since Caroline's not here and she's not listening to me record this.

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[00:12:36] So I'm not going to say how old she is, but she's the youngest out of the group. But long story short, let's wish her a very happy birthday and have some fun with that. So I'll even give you some time to think about and plan ahead what you're going to comment on, but a Saturday is her birthday, so let's have some fun with that.

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