Installation of a sump pump. Severance and capping of a home’s storm sewer or external weeping tile connection.
While doing other renos (replacing a clay sewer line) we realized that our downspout was feeding into our sewer line and we had an old, non-functional sump pump line also feeding into the sewer line. Both had to be re-routed outside to comply with City codes, and we needed a new sump pump installed and the sump pump well repaired. Paul did a great job offering a competitive quote to do this work and seemed to listen to my concerns about line placement and come up with a good solution. On the day of the work, the job was performed by 2 of his teenage sons and he was not present for the most of the day until they phoned him having some difficulties running the line. They ended up rushing the end of the job, and used a 4" teal PVC pipe as the downspout (we had agreed on PVC beforehand), but ran it down across the property line and terminated the line in the neighbour's backyard. They also cut through the back of my cupboard in the basement without consulting me, even though I had only authorized them to cut through drywall in certain places. I was home all day (though in meetings) but they never came to check with me when they had difficulties. The sump pump installation did seem to go well and it is working fine. Paul did send me his invoice and a sample City rebate form promptly and so overall he did a pretty good job and honored the letter of the quote.
I had some trouble getting in contact with Paul after the fact to discuss how to move the line off of the neighbour's property. We have however now recently spoken and he is going to come check out the modifications I made to the line sometime this week and make sure we don't have issues with freezing over winter.
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