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Former Tenant T.
I lived in the home with gray bathroom tile & round white sink pictured on this site. IT IS NOT AS PRESENTED. The circular sink pictured is a joke --it creates a whirpool of shooting water all over the bathroom if the faucet is turned on any higher than a trickle because it was installed off-center from the drain, but that was the least of our problems. Ultimately, the unskilled work done on the cheap with obvious shortcuts resulted in massive flooding that we, as tenants, were blamed for (citing renter negligence because the flooding surfaced during our lease). Prior to this flooding that resulted in baseboard water stains and floor board replacement that we were later charged close to $1000 for from our security deposit (receipts qualifying these charges have yet to be received), the shower sprayed all over the bathroom floor and into the bedroom (they failed to order master bedroom or bathroom doors in time for the start of our lease, which speaks to their time management skills). We showed them how the door frame of the bathroom was constantly getting wet and looked as if it would rot out, but Zach showed no inclination to remediate the issue. When the sliding bathroom door was installed, they scratched door frames, chipped paint and installed the door so that it would never stay closed unless a stopper was wedged into one side of the frame. The plumber who resolved the flooding issue and re-tiled the shower floor confirms that the bathroom remodel was NOT UP TO CODE, which resulted in further consturction, and because major pre-existing plumbing problems were ignored in lieu of shiny finishes, the house will continue to have issues over time --likely, tenants will be blamed for any future problems as well. We overheard Zach admitting that Ange and her mother had tiled the bathroom floor personally, which is partially what caused the flooding --a detail that he would later deny. Essentially, larger format Salerno porcelain tile (tile seen on the walls was also used for the floors, including inside the shower) does not allow for water to be directed towards the drain, forcing it to pool at the corners of the shower indefinitely causing MOLD and water damage. Further, a shower base pan, was never properly installed which was the main culprit of the flooding. Additionally, we were told by Zach's hired plumber that many different types of piping were used in the renovation resulting in steal, copper and pvc being linked together with unsound pipe fittings. We were told directly by Zach that plumbers only say these types of things to make money, but the damage that results from frugality and inexperience speaks for itself. There were other details that make me question their skill and experience in design/renovation --none of the doors quite fit their frames. This includes doors to the outside --the bottom of one was wrapped in foam and masking tape and we had to purchase a fitting to place over the main door to keep cold air from coming in all winter. Face value of Cummings "Improvements" may appear to be satisfactory, but there are skeletons in the closet, no matter how large that closet may be. They sacrifice foundational issues that are crucial for a long term investment, and instead use glitter and shine to divert your attention to a home's real issues.Dec 1, 2015
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- How did you get started doing this type of work?I love design and I love remodeling.
- What types of customers have you worked with?Bathroom remodels Wood floor installation kitchen installation
- Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?We worked on a home in down town Salt Lake City. The home only had one bathroom and the Master bedroom was extremely ugly. We added a bathroom to the home and remodeled the master bedroom (giving it a huge walk in closet and a bathroom that didn't exist before). This changed the entire home and increased the value of the home by more than $30,000.00 while the remodel it self didn't cost 1/3 of the increased value.