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