We hired Joel to do a small stamped concrete pad for a hot tub. 15x15. I was surprised when he showed and dug with shovels and wheel barrow. It has taken him over a month to dig, form, and pour the pad. They often only show up for an hour or two at a time. Excuse after excuse regarding tools, manpower, weather, etc. The final straw was the attached example of a stamped pad. Worst concrete job I have ever seen.
We engaged a second opinion and were quickly informed to fire him. The fixing of the pad that was suggested by Joel we found out to be inadequate and would fail.
Once informed of us no longer needing his services, Joel appeared on our property the quickest he had to date to pick up his tools. As he was leaving he dumped concrete and debris in the park beside our home, and refused to pick it up.
Nightmare to say the least. Guys like this give contractors a bad rap.