We were having our old deck removed and a new one put in. The job was supposed to take 2-3 days and it took 4 due to injuries the workers sustained (both on and off site) so it was down to a single guy for the most part.
The deck was completed and it looks nice, but it wasn't finished off completely. I was disapointed that some of the old footings that were removed weren't filled in. Although they didn't have the dirt they didn't mention it during quote as an option so it's something we will have to do on our own.
I mentioned when they were finishing up on day 4 that the deck wasn't sanded properly and they said they would do it but they didn't for numerous parts. There was shavings left on the concrete deck where they replaced the railings. We can fix these items ourselves but realistically we shouldn't have to.
The other item that did bother me was when we went to use our hose today it was disconnected. If they needed the tap they should have mentioned and also reconnected ours -- you may wonder why its a big deal? Our tap constantly leaks. It takes a lot to reseal it.
The deck and new railing and gate look good, we just wish it was finished off properly and we didn't have large mud puddles for our dog to dig in.