Has anyone had a particularly bad experience with a contractor? Im in the midst of one, and can now see why as a group they have such a dubious reputation. Any way so I paid a landscaping / grading guy $1800.00 to put a drain in at my house. He put 1 basin in and tied 2 gutters into pipe and ran it down the driveway.....simple enough right? EXCEPT he only buried it 8-10 inches at its deepest and 4-5 inches at its shallowest , and he ran it right under the tire track where it will continually be run over. Its been a week and I'm pretty sure it's already crushed in one spot as the ground has sunken 4-5 inches there . He also failed to put down any kind of stone to deal with the mud that he dug up , so now my driveway is total fucking mud pit. I had concerns when it was done....was assured by him it would be "ok" and now I'm just fucking livid everytime I look at it. Speaking with the dude is infuriating and insulting to my intelligence.....dont try tell me something is fine and fucking dandy when Stevie wonder could see you've done shit work. I basically paid 2grand for something that doesn't work and now I've got a driveway that requires me to shift into 4wd to navigate ( seriously) Alas , we had a verbal agreement and he has already gotten paid so I'm pretty much fucked! Moral of the story , get EVERYTHING in writing, be there when you are having work done and don't be shy about holding someone accountable. $1800 lesson learned.