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The Handyman and The Contractors

The Handyman and The Contractors

The names and circumstances of the owners and other parties are being withheld to protect all parties involved. There is a walk-in shower, 30x60, where the tile grout has gradually disintegrated from about 4 feet to the shower base. Water has gradually gotten in to the backing, which was drywall. Some of the tiles are loose.

HandymanI have seen the work of the contractors and handymen - they all do good work.

The first contractor suggested cutting the three walls of the shower at 4 feet, replacing the backing with wonderboard, and installing new tile. $2,200

The second contractor advocated removing all three walls of the shower and the shower door. Rebuild the walls with greenboard, covered by new tile and install a new door. $7000

The handyman suggested much the same as the first contractor, except he called the new backing cement board. $600

Nope, Those are the right numbers alright. What would you do? Remember, I know they all do good work.

 

 

John M Scott, Broker / Owner, Scott Keys Properties, Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB), serving San Francisco and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area

Comment balloon 9 commentsJohn M. Scott • February 14 2012 09:58PM
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