Oct 072016
 

I’m writing this to document the facts. I’ll leave adjectives and opinions to you.

Greg Truskey, TruCo was hired to perform renovations which started in August 2015. The estimate was 11 weeks. He was on site from about 9am to 3:30pm. Arriving earlier or late was uncommon. On days he would not arrive, we would not be notified. It would be fine weather, and he would not be present.

You will recall the hurricane which arrived in Philadelphia in November 2015. During that storm, both the neighbor’s basement and our basement flooded. Neither had ever had water in them before. Drain pipes from the roof emptied straight into the excavated footings. There was no tarp, there was no drainage arranged for the downspouts which had been removed during demolition.

You might also recall the heavy snow storm in Philadelphia in late January 2016. By this time, the interior work had commenced. Dry wall was in, plumbing and electrical work had been performed. The exterior of the extension was not water tight. Tyvek was on some parts of the house.

Drawings had been taken for both siding and decking. Some siding was installed. No decking was present.

Both the owner’s house and the neighor’s house had water enter the premises. In particular the neighbor’s house, where the roofing material had been removed for our extension, had not been repaired and sealed. It was open to the elements. Insulation could be seen from the roof. There was no flashing applied.

For work which was due to be completed in November, we were now in February, with little progress being made at all.

Greg Truskey was fired, and new contractors brought in. They completed the remaining work within 3 weeks.

The electricians, plumbers, and painters were all owed money by Greg Truskey for work performed on this property.

Details:

Landview Property Group LLC

Renovation on left. Neighbor on right. No flashing, just Tyvek. Water leaked into neighbor's house

Renovation on left. Neighbor on right. No flashing, just Tyvek. Water leaked into neighbor’s house

Tile was removed from property by Greg Truskey before the tiler completed the work.  This tile was added in by Greg Truskey  but no grout.

Tile was removed from property by Greg Truskey before the tiler completed the work. This tile was added in by Greg Truskey but no grout.

Screen damaged during demolition but never repaired.

Screen damaged during demolition but never repaired.

Screen broken during demolition but never repaired.

Screen broken during demolition but never repaired.

Demolition material which remained on site for over two months.

Demolition material which remained on site for over two months.

Demolition material which remained on site for over two months.

Demolition material which remained on site for over two months.

Incomplete Tyek.  Interior work proceeded (electrical, plumbing, drywall, tiling) despite not being water proof.

Incomplete Tyek. Interior work proceeded (electrical, plumbing, drywall, tiling) despite not being water proof.

Incomplete Tyek.  Interior work proceeded (electrical, plumbing, drywall, tiling) despite not being water proof.

Incomplete Tyek. Interior work proceeded (electrical, plumbing, drywall, tiling) despite not being water proof.

Incomplete Tyek.  Interior work proceeded (electrical, plumbing, drywall, tiling) despite not being water proof.

Incomplete Tyek. Interior work proceeded (electrical, plumbing, drywall, tiling) despite not being water proof.

Incomplete Tyek.  Interior work proceeded (electrical, plumbing, drywall, tiling) despite not being water proof.

Incomplete Tyek. Interior work proceeded (electrical, plumbing, drywall, tiling) despite not being water proof.

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