Archive for February, 2011

EQC visit mark 2

February 22, 2011

They were acquainted with our “issues”, not new guys taking a clean room perspective. We got them to add on the garage they left out by mistake and to account for having to lift the sunroom slab, but they are still refusing to do anything with the ring foundation. “How do we know it wasn’t at that level before it got cracked to bits?” My best guess, and they were really trying to weasel out of fixing stuff, is that their new scope of works will approach $100k but may not make it. They are trying *real hard* to avoid the obvious evidence that the ring foundation has sunk. They were even trying to say their repair was  “like for like to pre-quake condition”, whereas the EQC act says “to as new”. Next step in the continuing saga – Hello Structural Engineer!