Re: Poor workmanship
The only problem I see with the holes is that some of them have a rectangular divot, which is an indication that either the depth setting was incorrect or the rubber foot was not on the nail gun. The diameter of the hole looks like a standard finish nail size and is to be expected when using any type of fastener.
As you can see the nail holes are huge and are spaced pretty close. My question is first, do you feel the nail holes look right?
To have what corrected, the nail holes? Any fastener is going to leave a hole once it is installed. The question is, what were the terms of the installation? Was the installer supposed to go back and fill the nail holes and touch up the paint as part of the contract, or were you hiring a painter to come in and do that?
Second, what should I request to have this corrected?
It's hard to say. If the contractor measured and ordered the materials and came up short, then it would be up to the contractor to supply more material. If you ordered the material and the contractor came up short, then you'll likely have to purchase the additional material. Regardless of your expertise with a tape measure or what the supplier's bill of lading says, the contractor is not responsible for materials and services they are not contracted provide.
Should they cover the cost of new materials?
Other than pictures of the nail holes, there's no pictures of joints in trim or flooring so there's no way to determine the quality of the workmanship. Regardless, if you've got a signed contract with the contractor, he is ultimately responsible for any and all work performed by himself or his sub-contractors.
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