Leaky Liners Seven Liabilities In Pond Liner Construction

LEARN HOW TO AVOID EXPENSIVE LAWSUITS
START TURNING NEGATIVES INTO POSITIVES
DON’T BAIL-OUT, SIMPLY PATCH THE HOLES

A Case In Point
Mr. and Mrs. McDowell of San Diego, CA contracted with a local pond liner construction company and paid them $255.000.00 to construct a pond and waterfall in the front yard of their $14,000,000.00 home. In less than 6 months from the completion date of the project, the pond started losing well over 150 gallons of water per day.

The contractor was informed of the situation and responded immediately by arriving at their home to inspect the water feature. The contractor walked up the hill, inspecting the waterfall very carefully and then back down the opposite side and without hesitation, exclaimed that they had an infestation of rats and gophers living under the waterfall portion and had chewed holes in the liner. The owners instantaneous response was,…and?, to which he retorted, “…didn’t you read the small print in your contract?…that the liner was only covered for factory defects in the liner, not for holes chewed by rodents.

Now, for the rest of the story… The “fit to be tied” McDowells hires a second liner company to come and patch the leaks for the sum of $75,000.00. Because the liner had many two ton to 5 ton boulders sitting on it than were put in place by a 50 ton crane, there was no way to check every square inch of the liner so these pond liner construction experts spent two weeks painting around the base of every rock in the waterfall with Thoroseal, which not only looked ugly, but the falls were leaking worse than before within less than 6 weeks.

The second company was down the road with their $75,000 with the same flimsy excuse that they couldn’t guarantee the gophers wouldn’t come back! The Owners sued the original contractor and won on the grounds He did not disclose all of the potential pitfall associated with the rubber liner.

Liabilities Associated With Pond Liner Construction

1. Regardless of what the contractor may think, he is subject to a libel suit if he does not correct any leaks in the pond liner, if resulting from anything other than by the fault of the customer. In most cases, if a liner leak is discovered early on, before the escaping water can cause any damage, there is unlikely to be any major consequences. However, it is a common practice in the industry for less than reputable contractors or pond builders without a license, to simply add an auto fill device in order to solve the leaking water problem. As a result, the client is oblivious to the fact their pond is leaking because the auto fill float is restoring the lost water, resulting in a ongoing saturation of the surrounding area.

2. There is a high probability that a liner will suffer a leak within the first two to 12 months as a result of poor craftsmanship, improper installation or simply from the heavy weight of the rocks puncturing the liner.
More than 33% of all waterfalls have serious structural damage within 3 years of its construction.
57% of homeowners say they’re rather unsatisfied with the way their waterfall turned out- when the project was completed.
Nearly 1 in 3 waterfalls and ponds are leaking within 9 months of completion.
27% of all outdoor waterfalls and ponds have pumps that are mismatched for their applications, creating unnecessary expenses later on..
63% of “Do-it-yourselfers” said they wish they had the proper information from the beginning or they wished they had hired a professional.

3. Due to the nature of the liner, it is next to impossible to find a leak without removing all of the rock from the waterfall and pond, which may be cost prohibitive, resulting in many pond liner contractors simply not addressing the situation. The result being a law suit, bankruptcy, and or a bad blemish on the pond liner industry. If the auto fill is turned off and the pond is allowed to leak, the water level will eventually settle out at the exact location of the leak. If the waterfall is turned off and the water level does not change, the conclusion is that it is the waterfall that is leaking, not the pond. This process quickly determines the general location of the liner leak.

4. Many times, a liner failure due to rats, mice, gophers, ground squirrels, chipmunks, etc may affect the surrounding areas, resulting in water damage to property. Flood damage to neighbor’s property, and in several cases in California, resulting in the undermining of the houses foundation footings or cracked patios and flooded basements.

The greatest drawback to filling your pond with a garden hose is the frequency of overflows and flooding associated with getting preoccupied with other tasks and forgetting to turn off the hose. “Water damage and homeowner policies can be a volatile issue in many says Don Griffin of the National Association of Independent Insurers, a trade association for property-casualty insurers. Swimming pool, ponds, spa and hot tub overflow is one of the top ten causes for home water damage claims with many insurance companies. Chief among the cause of overflowed pools, spas and hot tubs is forgetting to turn off the hose when filling, or malfunctioning mechanical float control systems. These are nothing more than common toilet tank floats (Fluidmaster) which often malfunction and will not shut off as they were designed to, resulting in an overflow and possible lawsuits from neighbors.

5. Unlike concrete and rebar ponds, using mortar to secure the rock to the concrete shell pond liners are often covered with loose rocks and boulder, since it is difficult to cement rocks to rubber liners. This condition sets up a serious liability from the injury of children and or adults climbing on loose boulders, resulting from injury or even drowning.

6. Since liners need to be cut to facilitate bottom drains and skimmers, the chance of leaks are increased from the additional loss of the watertight integrity of the liner.

7. Since liners are prone to failure from so many causes, the exorbitant cost of maintenance and repairs can become insurmountable. Leak problems alone have resulted in the failure of many pond liner businesses.

Summary
To reduce misunderstanding about the integrity of pond liners and the possibility of the customer being accidentally mislead by the degree of liners reliability, a disclaimer should be added to protect the pond liner contractor from liability. It should state clearly that the warranty only covers factory defects in the liner.

In addition, the disclaimer should point out that the liner is subject to developing leaks from gnawing rodents such as mice and rats, also ground squirrels, gophers, chipmunks, claws from dogs, raccoons etc. Also punctures may result from sharp objects, including heavy boulders sitting on the liner. It should also be noted to the client that even though a concrete and rebar pond costs about 20% more, it will last many years or even decades longer than a liner pond. Besides adding this disclaimer to the contract, you should also read it to them.

Furthermore, even though it may cost an arm and a leg to find and repair certain leaks, doing so is better than ending up with a lawsuit or irate customer. “Don’t bail-out, patch the hole.”

Don’t be opposed to offering your customers a waterfall and pond constructed with rebar and concrete, then you won’t need to ever worry about patching holes. If they say no, at least you gave them the option.

Three Types Of Construction Building, Heavycivil, And Industrial

One of the largest industries in the United States is construction. In construction projects, a variety of people working several different jobs come together to build and assemble infrastructures. The tasks in construction range from designing and building to governing and maintaining the scope of the project while the building or other infrastructure is being assembled.

With up to hundreds of workers working simultaneously to complete a building, construction projects are no small undertaking. And there are three basic types of building projects that the construction industry: building construction, heavy or civil construction, and industrial construction. The following paragraphs describe these types of building projects, explaining the what they are and giving common examples.

Building Construction

Building construction is one of the most popular types of construction projects and the one that most people are familiar with one. These projects are usually smaller than other types of building projects, and popular definition of building construction is the process of adding structure to real property. For instance, building a house on a piece of land already owned by the person who will own the house is an example of a building construction project.

But building construction can include other projects than just constructing entire buildings. In fact, most building construction projects are small renovations. Renovating and updating bathrooms are common renovations, as are room additions. Other small building construction projects include updating a room or an entire house to be safer, more energy efficient, or more high-tech.

Because building construction projects are usually smaller in scope, property owners frequently do not hire a contractor. Instead, the owner of the property organizes the hiring and payment of a construction company or crew. However, without a contractor, the owner of the property is also responsible for handling any legal or financial problems that may occur if he or she is unsatisfied with the end result or if the cost overruns the original budget and scope of the project.

The owner must also be responsible for carefully overseeing the development of the project in order to ensure that it is carried out correctly and that the end result is what he or she wanted. Because of all of these responsibilities, many property owners prefer to hire a contractor to oversee the building construction projects, even if they are small.

Heavy/Civil Construction

Heavy or civil construction projects are another type of construction that, essentially, is the adding of infrastructure to an already built environment. Instead of privately owned properties, these types of construction projects usually deal with public properties. The owners of these projects are usually local or national government agencies and are usually done to benefit the public. The most common type of heavy construction is highway and road construction. This can include building entirely new roads, expanding existing highways, or repairing road surfaces.

Heavy and civil construction projects are much larger in scope than building construction projects, and therefore, it often takes longer to prepare for them. For instance, owners and construction managers are usually required to notify utility companies in the area before beginning construction, and they have to be careful to take all government restrictions, mandates, and health and safety regulations into consideration when planning heavy construction projects.

Although most heavy and civil construction is paid for by government agencies, they can also be governed by private corporations. While government-owned construction projects are usually not-for profit, heavy construction projects owned by private corporations are usually done so that the corporation can make money and not to serve the general public. Examples of this type of heavy and civil construction include the building of resorts, golf courses, power companies, dams, railroads, mines, and other earthwork projects.

Industrial Construction

The smallest sector of the construction industry and what people are usually most unfamiliar with is industrial construction. Industrial construction projects include for-profit projects that are owned by very large corporations. These projects are some of the largest in scope and include such industries as medicine, petroleum, chemical, manufacturing, power generation, and so on. Industrial construction projects also have to adhere very closely to government laws and regulations and have to undergo an extensive inspection process, which means a great deal goes into the planning and preparation stages of these projects.

Of course, this is only a brief overview of the different types of construction projects. The construction industry is large, and it’s easy to see why. The three main types of construction–building, heavy and civil, and industrial–account for almost every structure that we see and use today. In fact, the construction industry employs millions of people.

And because construction is one of the largest industries, it is becoming easier and easier to find quality construction companies across the country. So whether you’re looking for Los Altos construction, Los Gatos construction, or construction in other parts of the state, finding a good construction company to help make your building dreams a reality shouldn’t be too difficult.

Construction is a unique industry that sometimes incorporates hundreds or thousands of workers in one project. Many construction projects incorporate several different teams of specialists and tasks, and all these people come together to build infrastructures that range from small renovations to highways and factories.

Clean Up With Construction Site Clean-up Opportunities

New construction cleanup and construction cleaning jobs are available in almost any location. A business letter from a janitorial service or commercial cleaning company to the main office of the general contractor is how to get the ball rolling. An introductory letter requesting to have your company placed on their bidders list, along with a copy of your insurance and business licenses, construction industry references with phone numbers and some documentation of your abilities seems to go a long way. But thats only the first step of many. A flyer or brochure will easily address your abilities. Construction site cleaning opportunities happen quickly and will go to the post construction cleaning company with all the paperwork completed and in place.

How to bid final, post or after construction cleaning is the question most janitorial companies seem to be interested in, but that challenge wont be addressed correctly until you shake the hand of the Site Superintendant or Project Manager. The key to working with construction contractors consistently is the contractors perception that you are familiar with their requirements and that you can accomplish them on a strict time schedule and in an uneventful manner. It would be smart to establish a new d.b.a. with a construction related name (i.e. Sparkle Cleaning d.b.a. Site Cleaning Support). Go to Home Depot and get a white hard hat ($10.00?) and a reflective safety vest ($10.00?). Go to an ad specialties store, get a work shirt and have them embroider your company name on it. Have them letter the hard hat and the vest with the same name also. Office Depot makes quick no frills business cards for about $10.00 for a hundred. Have some conservative basic cards made. Jeans and work boots are a must. On a construction site, the person from Site Cleaning Support with the uniform, hard hat and safety vest will quickly get an invitation to bid. The person from Sparkle Cleaning, with the pink flowers and bubbles business card, will either get punched in the nose or receive the kind of attention they dont want! When you visit the site for the first time, look for the construction office trailer. Identify yourself as a contractor and ask for the Superintendant or Project Manager. Dont try to sell anyone else, this is very important. Only speak with the Super, PM or their administrative staff in the office trailer. Contractors disrupting the flow of work on a site are a problem, will be asked to leave the site and will not be asked to bid. Your first statement to the PM should be: Hi, Im a cleaning contractor and Im interested in competing for work on this project. Shortly after that you should say: I know youre very busy and I wont take up your time right now, but I do want to be considered when the time is right. Whats your turn over date? and then Our paperwork is already of file at your office and so I dont pester you, what would be a good approximate date to stop back? Shake their hand, leave a card and maybe a flyer and then get off their site.

When you start to put together a post construction cleaning company business plan, its important to understand the opportunities available with construction site clean up. More importantly, its mandatory to understand the scope of work pending, and the time frames available for that work in the Project Managers mind, regarding cleaning on his site. Basic new structure cleaning is a given and can be addressed in two ways depending on the sites needs. It can be contracted to be done all at one time or in phases as the site progresses. Heres a simple example of three phase cleaning for a residential construction cleanup proposal:

Phase one Rough Clean
A phase one cleaning may be requested by the GC after the framing, plumbing and electrical have been inspected and completed. This phase may be done before or after the sheetrock has been installed or what is also considered the dried in stage. The phase one cleaning will consist of the removal of large debris and trash, stickers will be removed from windows and the unit will be swept out. This phase will help prepare for the incoming subs for painting, flooring, fixtures and cabinetry.

Phase two Prep Clean
A phase two cleaning will be requested prior to the GCs inspection leading to the final punch list for all contractors. This phase will consist of a detailed cleaning of the kitchen and restrooms to include: sinks, toilets, tubs, showers, countertops and cabinets. This phase includes removal of any stickers remaining on the appliances, fixtures, cabinets and windows. Cleaning baseboards, light fixtures, door frames, interior windows, window ledges, mirrors, floors vacuumed and mopped as necessary to prepare for the punch list. Important note: At this point of the construction process, various contractors may be still returning to the unit to address concerns. Phase two should be scheduled after their concerns have been addressed. Phase two cleaning items requested after the phase two cleaning has been completed and approved will be provided at an additional charge.

Phase three Punch Clean or Final Clean
A phase three cleaning during a post construction clean will be requested after the GCs inspections have taken place and no other subs will be entering into the unit. In this phase, all touch ups will be addressed and everything will be considered move in ready. The effort will finalize with the garage being swept, carpet vacuumed, floors mopped and any dust still remaining will be addressed. When this phase is approved, the site cleaning effort for this unit will be considered complete.

The template construction bid example above is an intelligent way to avoid one of the major pitfalls of the construction site cleaning business. Addressing a site in phases allows the new construction cleanup company to have their completed worked signed off as: work complete, no additional work required. With sub-contractors perpetually returning to a unit under construction to continue their work, the commercial cleaning companys work is often overlooked. The Site Superintendent will ask the cleaning company to return and touch up their work over and over again without an offer of payment for the additional work. The cleaning contractor should have each phase of cleaning signed off as complete and no additional work required by the Site Superintendent. With larger sites, and multi-unit sites, each unit should be signed off separately and as quickly as possible after completion of the cleaning. An individual charge for each unit, per phase, helps with invoicing and documents pricing if the Superintendent requests a re-clean. Large amounts of money can be made with re-cleans when a sites scheduling isnt well planned by the general contractor.

A construction cleanup proposal can address a lot more then basic cleaning and the rates for construction cleanup project work (i.e. floor and carpet care) may be very attractive. There is an art to projecting a post construction cleaning business plan and its found in the Superintendants view of the scope of work and his costs therein. He has a budget projection, and his view of that budget projection, for all his cleaning requirements and its broken down by tasks. Basic cleaning is one task, but he may view it as hiring cheap labor from one of the temp agencies for the rough clean and then hiring a contractor for the final clean. He also has a budget, and an opinion of that budget for floor care, carpet care, excess height cleaning and high pressure washing. Construction cleaning jobs can be contracted hourly or in total flat rate. Understanding the Superintendents view and goal is what counts in writing bidding sites that win.

Rates for construction cleanup floor care, carpet care, excessive height cleaning and high pressure washing are typically higher than the prices charged for existing structure work. Thats just the way their budgets work. It doesnt really make sense, because working with a new floor or carpet is quite a bit easier, so this is where the construction cleaning company should make their profit. When pricing post construction cleaning jobs, you should consider making your general labor charges competitive with the temp agency rate, but project that rate for the amount of hours the superintendent expects the unskilled labor to complete the task in. This will offer the Superintendent skilled and supervised labor, instead of temp agency labor, at an attractive rate and if you follow the sign-off sheet suggestions above you should still make substantial profit. Your experienced staff can complete the tasks in a shorter time frame than the Superintendent will be expecting to pay the temp agency by the hour. You charge by the completed task. Your competitive general cleaning rates are the hook and the expensive project work is the brass ring. This can prove to be an incredible windfall due to excessive amount of square footage at some of these construction site clean up projects.

Pricing post construction cleaning jobs with the intent of making serious profit on the total job, while protecting profit in each individual task of the project, is an acquired skill and should be studied at length. Learning how to bid final, post or after construction cleaning takes more than reading a sample contract for a janitorial service or a template construction bid example. Template construction bid examples are available on-line and researching them should be a major part of your post construction cleaning company business plan. A business letter and janitorial service literature are also available to research for your post construction cleaning company business plan, but it really takes walking the site, speaking with their people in charge, and internalizing the actual work necessary to find your profit. How to bid final, post or after construction cleaning is a skill well worth taking the time to investigate.

VERSA-LOK Allows For Variations In Construction

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Types Of Construction Environmental Impact

Assessing the Construction Environmental Impacts is one of the most important steps in reviewing an environmental plan for new construction. An environment impact assessment (EIA) needs to be administered to determine the possible positive or negative impacts that a proposed project may have on the environment in regards to natural, social and economic aspects.

A friend of mine lives in a small town in the United States. We typically chat by email or skype. Three years ago, Tisa was excited about a new Walmart coming to town. The nearest Walmart is a half hour away. A super Walmart is about an hour away in the other direction. In her place, other option includes a great size retail unit and some small kiosk. What comes on Tisa’s thinking is that there is no need to ask about either the town needs a Walmart or not. If you figure out her facade lawn area, you’ll see various signage denoting “Say yes to Walmart.”

During these past few years, we’ve been discussing the Construction Environmental Impacts that Walmart might have on her small town. In regards to natural, social and economic, these are the concerns that have been brought up thus far.

Natural Impacts

In regards to natural Construction Environmental Impacts, there have been several heated debates. The targeted space for the store is an old airport strip. However, it’s not quite enough space. Walmart would like to purchase part of a nearby golf course. If this were to occur, the Country Club owner would need to expand the course in a different direction. This would mean altering the river that flows through the land that might be used for the golf course. Several studies are currently being done to assess whether or not this would harm the river flow, as well as the animals and plants in the river.

A usual Construction Environmental Impacts is a collection of Canadian Geese! The home is connected to the old airport strip where the geese occur. People who enjoy walking on the strip for exercise are tired of walking over goose poop and would just assume see the geese driven away.

Social Impacts

The social Construction Environmental Impacts mainly center on the fear of drawing “city” people to the small town for shopping. Heated discussions have been held at town meetings regarding whether or not it will be safe to walk at night time or to leave cars unlock. It also means that a local coffee shop will be torn down to make room for the new parking lot. Customers who have been pleasure from standing by at the shop for years are already grief the prospect of leaving their place where they spend most of their time.

Economic Impacts

Regarding economic Construction Environment Impacts, teens and young adults are all for Walmart. They are in hopes of obtaining a job and receiving health insurance. Older folks are afraid that Walmart will force the little shops to close. They don’t have any hope of the shops being able to compete with a large retail store. Because Walmart has started the beginning steps of a building project, it’s caused other chain stores and restaurants to be interested in the area. There are 2 mid-size chain stores already available to visit. Yet once again, some people are fearful of turning into a small city.

Whether it’s small town USA where TIsa lives, or right here in the UK, any time there is a new building project there is a mix of reactions. Evaluating the Construction Environment Impacts allows people to examine the advantages and disadvantaged when trying to manage the project.