Dispute over concrete work rubs family the wrong way

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OKLA. CITY - Kim Beach has a big gripe against local contractor, Jerry McAlister.

She says he did shoddy work for her mom and now won't cope to it.  

The driveway is a mess.

“Nothing was treated,” she said. “It's puddling in places.”

Kim’s Mom paid McAlister about $33,000.

McAlister admits he works with wood for a living, not cement.

“We'd be happy to fix it,” he said. “We're not concrete contractors.”

McAlister says he had no idea his customer wasn't happy with his work, until we got a hold of him Friday.

“That is the truth,” he said. “We have not been contacted. We have not.”

Kim says she keeps calling the numbers on McAlister’s business card and has left voicemail after voicemail.

What can't be disputed is there are major problems with the carport, decks and driveway.

Jarrod Taylor of Taylormade Construction comes from a family of contractors.

We asked him to inspect the work.

“You can see the foam here that they tried to make some expansion point, which is a huge no no,” Jarrod said.

McAlister says he thought he was doing good work.   

“The foam was from my understanding the proper thing to use in addition to more wood,” he said.

McAlister also admitted to not ripping out the old driveway, before pouring the new one. 

“It will deteriorate,” he said. “It will crack and bust up. It will look like the old stuff.”

The car port doesn't appear to be installed correctly either. 

Jarrod says he would have used metal, instead of vinyl for the roof.

He said, “The first hail storm is going to tear it apart.”

The roof is already leaking and Kim says the car port wasn't built handicap accessible for her mom, who is in a wheelchair. 

Something else McAlister failed to do is pull a city permit for the car port since it is attached to the house.

We’ve asked him to refund Kim's mom a portion of her money.

We'll check back.

Before signing a contract make sure to ask lots of questions about the demolition and how the contractor plans to pour the concrete. 




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