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originally posted by: InverseLookingGlass
a reply to: fictitious
Big no-no to wet grout too soon. Screws up the chemistry/hardness permanently.
You can't just fill it in. Don't let them do that. Grout that's not monolithic will have mechanical issues and start chipping out.
Kind of a disaster for you if you let them get away with that. Open a can of hard-ass immediately.
originally posted by: fictitious
a reply to: luthier
This grout was premixed. It was in a tub already mixed up and ready to go. I don't doibt that the PM has no idea what he is talking about. He probably just told me something so he could go about his Friday night in peace. I texted him to have a paper trail that I pointed it out while it was easily fixable. He's already told contractors the wrong things and then people had to go back and fix stuff. Everything that was fixed has turned out looking fine, but his lack of communication and just plain pretending to know things is awful. I just couldn't believe that the tile guy spent forever grouting things perfectly to leave and five minutes later the plumber walked on everything. The plumber did ask if it was ok, and the Pm said Yep. Everything is supposed to be done by Monday, but our shower door won't even be fabricated until after Christmas. I've been patient and nice this whole time, but this grout thing has put me over the edge. And to top it off, they called it "complete" today minus the shower glass but the cleaning lasdybwont come until Tuesday. Um no I cannot use my bathroom still. So I've spent a few hours cleaning even though we paid for a cleaning crew!
Ok rant over. Thanks guys! I do appreciate the quick feedback. Lesson: no matter how good your contractors are, if your project manager is an idiot, everything can go wrong.
originally posted by: EequalsMC2
I do tile for a living and Spade nailed it. Although it's not imperative that every last trace bit be removed, they should hit it with a grout saw and do their best to remove what they can and re-grout it. Not a HUGE deal. Sounds like the PM screwed up the scheduling and the GC will more than likely eat it, as the tile guys will just bill a change order for having to do the work twice.