Need quick info... concrete sidewalk replacement
We just had our concrete sidewalks replaced. My husband negotiated the work, based on positive recommendations from neighbors. The actual sidewalk replacement looks great.
I am thinking that the contractor didn't complete the job satisfactorily, in that he left ABSOLUTELY NO existing dirt from the adjacent lawn that was dug out for the concrete forms to use as backfill, so we had to purchase a lot of dirt to backfill before setting out new grass seed. (I had anticipated purchasing some to fill in the gaps, but I thought some of the dirt would have been left.)
Plus, he had to break into the street about a foot wide, 2 to 2.5 feet deep, for the driveway forms. The street is being re-done next year, so that is not the problem, but he failed to fill the ditch with stone, leaving the job with a couple 1x12 boards covering the ditch.
I know my husband wasn't thorough in discussing the job, but what is standard as part of a sidewalk replacement job. Was it too much to ask that he leave the dirt that he dug up, and dump some stones to fill the ditch (as he did with our neighbor's work)? He has not returned 2 telephone calls from us inquiring about this.