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My Builder just RUINED my 25K+ deck .. please help!

Birgit
15 years ago

So, today, after the deck project has been moving along pretty well (and I'm in for over 25K and not done yet), the builder cuts off the overhanging board ends in preparation for putting the fascia on ... snug up against the framing material. EXCEPT, he has his saw blade going backward / upside down / counter-clockwise. Even I, as a non-woodworking female, know that the side that you're cutting away from always looks terrible. So, now I have the ends of every single board on my deck with large splinters coming into the board by up to 1/4" in places, and deep. The UNDERSIDES of my deck boards look really great.

I know I'm a perfectionist, but to me this seems almost un-repairable .. he can't trim anymore off since he's already up to the fascia.

WHAT DO I DO / HAVE HIM DO???

Am I over-reacting? I just can't believe he wouldn't stop when it looked bad ... why keep going ... ARGH!!!!!!! I know it's "just a deck" ... but I'm paying this guy a ton of cash for a professional job ... and he does this!!

ANY ideas would be so greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

Birgit

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