Did I use the wrong contractor?
And if so, what do I do now? I live in northern california, & recently had a rear patio poured. After getting four different quotes, I found a contractor that is current on his state contractor's license - I checked the states web site, as well as found he was not only listed with the better business bureau, but has multiple reviews that are positive on yelp.
What went wrong - I received a letter from the concrete company that supplied him with the material. They sent a certified letter stating my property was under a Twenty day notice of having a lean placed against it. The contractor was required to use my address for delivery by a cement truck. Now - as far as the payment is concerned, I payed for half prior to the delivery of the cement, the second was made four days later, and a final payment on Sept 2. I went out of town for a week, and upon returning I noticed no further finishing touches. The job itself is fine, if i could only get him to answer a few questions. I have made unofficial attempts to contact him - blocked #. No luck. So I left a message on his voice mail (unblocked), & will now log any communication between us, or just myself.
My questions - bare with me-
Will I have to go to small claims court on this guy?
Do I contact the state contractors board/better business bureau?
He's bonded/insured - does this somehow cover me?
Can I place a lean on his property?
One last thing. According to the accounts payable department of the cement company, he has a previous outstand ballance on a prior job.
I felt that i had done my home work on this, am i wrong? What do i do now????