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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-06-2019, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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CY count issues every time - How to take legal action

Hello guys need advice, there is this company that I remove debris for every once and a while almost every time they reduce the count of the CY every time they got some reason for it. even when I take every little picture that they might need they still reduce the actual count. I tried to get them to understand but they are arguing that there is more gaps/space in the box truck.

My question its how to take legal action to attempt to get them to pay me ?
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That seems like it will be a hard argument to prove. Counting CYDs the way this industry does it isn't an exact science.

How much are they reducing it by each time? A few yards, 10% of your estimate, more?

The clear solution is to stop taking their work.
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taking legal action is easy- hire an attorney. it's probably not worth the money you could end up spending.

do you mind providing a few images of your box truck and the CYD count?
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Take legal action? First of all you should never use a box truck. Really hard to get a 360 view of what's inside it. Are you taking photos correctly? Empty, 1/4 full, 1/2 full, 3/4 full, and full? Get a high wall trailer with mesh walls if possible. There is no arguing that it is full. Also much easier to measure a trailer. You are billing based off of photos. Do your photos support the amount? Idk what else to tell you but I never have problems with a trailer. Ever. It's undeniable. Also be honest with these people. Meaning if a job is preapproved for 25 cyds. Measure out 27 cyds and take what you get. Or measure out 23 cyds and bill it as 23 cyds. I got Safeguard to pay for a dumpster recently. Got a 30 yard dumpster (because 40 wasn't available) Packed it full and got paid for 39 cyds. This is why debris removal costs have gone down because people are always trying to screw them over on the amount. Main thing is build trust with any and all companies. If it's one of many companies that isn't paying correctly then just stand your ground and turn down all thier work. They will come around when they need you. Other than that you can put a lean on the house/property you did work at to get your money. But if you do that don't expect to do any work for that company or any of the companies they do work for. You will be done. Pictures pictures pictures prove it all.
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Some estimators will also take a 3 yd Bureau and call it 1 since they won't pay for the air. Read your contract...a lot of them state that furniture must be broken apart so the "air" isn't in them. A large curio cabinet that is 10ft wide and 8ft tall would be like 3-4 sq yds to the eye but only 1-2 when smashed to bits and placed into a pile.
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