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I have been trying to get my driveway repaired by the contractor

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I have been trying to get my driveway repaired by the contractor who installed it since July. I have documented every call I've made to him, as well as what I was told - he was very busy, he'd repair it but please be patient; most of the time, he just ducked the calls. When I finally called in late August and threatened to hire an attorney, he finally called me back and said he'd be there soon, to be patient and he'd get it fixed. There has been nothing done so far, however, when I arrived home from work in early October (I'll have to check my call logs to get the exact date, ) there was a business card stuck in my door - I immediately called and of course, got the office but there's been no contact since. I called this morning (11-1-11) and again left a message with the service but the time for the warranty is getting close and I'm afraid he's going to stall until the warranty is up. I see that he has several complaints at the BBB for the same issue. I'm frustrated enough now that I'd almost like to sue for the $3000.00 the driveway cost and have someone else do the repairs. Do I have a case?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Law Pro replied 3 years ago.
What is wrong with the driveway?

Have you had another driveway contractor look at the problem and give you an estimate of the repair cost?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
The driveway has cracked the length of it, as well as a parking pad they installed. I have not had anyone else look at it, as I've been promised several times the contractor would take care of it.
Expert:  Law Pro replied 3 years ago.
What you should do then is contact this driveway contractor and inform them that you have contacted them numerous times in the past about the problems with your driveway.

That you first contacted them about the problems with the driveway within their warranty period.

That you have continued unsuccessfully to try and get them to fix the problems with your driveway.

That they have 10 or 20 or 30 days (however much time you want to give them) to come and fix the driveway OR you will retain the services of another driveway company to make the repairs and sue them for the cost thereof.

That if they won't make the repairs - then they are in breach of he contract and you can get another driveway company to make the repairs and sue them for the costs of such.




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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Should I send him a certified letter stating the above?
Expert:  Law Pro replied 3 years ago.
Yes, a certified letter - return receipt requested. So that if you do have to go to court you can prove he got your demand letter.




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