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Contractor who tore out shower due to mold issue put up tile without measuring to ensure old glass shower door would fit.
Shower door no longer fits and they advised it cannot be cut as it has already been tempered.
They have offered to pay half of the new door (not including installation) since it was their fault. My opinion is that they should pay the total cost since it was their fault.
This project was a set price + cost of materials (it was understood the shower door was to be reused).
TL;DR: Contractor failed to measure before installing shower wall tile, old shower door doesn’t fit, who pays for new door + install ($1500+)?
Edit: We do not have a contract - these are general construction guys who were doing my bathroom flooring and found the mold problem after discovering water around/ under the old floor.
Edit 2/ update: I’m going to follow the general consensus that what the contractor offered is fair and accept their offer to split the cost.
Any ideas on how this could have happened or how much it will cost to repair?
Edit: The home was built in 1973. The crack is right below a beam, and it’s only on the ceiling (it doesn’t go into the other rooms or hallway or the walls). In the picture, you are seeing the insulation hanging but not the beam. We don’t see any issue with the beam it was attached to but obviously we aren’t professionals.
We are already calling around to get a professional to come out. We just wanted to get some ideas of what things we could expect. Thanks everyone for replying with their different theories!
I am DIY redoing my basement, and I was in the middle of demo-ing the old walls when i uncovered a huge and nasty spot of mold on part of the foundation wall. I am not sure where it is coming from -- there are two possibilities:
I have a first floor bathroom on stilts on the other side of the wall and above (again first floor bathroom, mold is in basement foundation)
There is a down spout for that bathroom about ten feet directly uphill from that mold spot.
I opened up the casing for the stilts underneath the bathroom and I didnt see any leaks as I ran the shower, sink and when I had my wife flush the toilet.
I did notice that there is a channel sloping downwards towards the foundation wall from the down spout. So im fairly certain that is it. I bought a diverter and in a recent storm saw that the water channel away effectively so that was encouraging.
My question is, as I am about to refinish my basement, should I leave this wall open to see if my theory is correct? Remiadiate the mold, and then see if it returns over time?
Is there some kind of expert help to be able to determine with more accuracy where the mold is coming from? What kind of professional would that be?