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Old 2017-05-10, 06:44 PM
Sarah2012 Sarah2012 is offline
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We have used Keith's Fencing twice in the last 10 years. Best quote out of several companies. Did a PVC at one house and cedar at the other. Both were well installed and survived multiple winters without moving an inch. He's a fencer, not a great businessman so it can sometimes be hard to get a hold of him...but quality work at a good price.
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Old 2018-06-07, 03:03 PM
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Default Fraud alert: Beware of fence post hole scam in and around Ottawa

I'm passing this around so that no one falls victim to guy with the following Kijiji ad: Fence and Deck holes, Kemptville ON K0G 1J0.
• He is TIM with Ontario phone no. ending with 9295
• He parades as a fence professional with 15 years experience
• Claims to have a company, but no company name or identification material
• First hour of the job he calls out competitors by name, labels them fake, and bad mouths their job and reputation...I should have taken a cue! NO responsible contractor talks about another while on a job.
• Will insist on cash payment, will tell you upfront HE doesn’t provide ANY warranty to keep his prices low… I was still stupid and went ahead! What can go wrong with digging fence holes right?
• Dug 12 holes for what was supposed to be a simple straight line connecting (to neighbours) fence
• NONE of the posts were lined up straight, He only put up a string AFTER the post were set!
• NONE of the posts had equal spacing! Despite providing him with the fence suppliers manual suggesting 67" between posts), He dug holes ranging from 66" to 48" meaning NO two fence panels will be of equal length, I looked at the other neighbours’ fences and wondered how come they were nice and evenly spaced panels.…given the same ground conditions!
• Blames my cement mix for his poor job. 15 years in the job and claims he’s never seen where cement is mixed with sand and gravel in ratio 1:2:3 to form concrete! seriously? And says if I had used Sakrete mix, the job would have been better...totally and ridiculously laughable! Of Course, a bad workman will always blame the tool!
• Stopped picking up calls after the job and claimed he left phone at home.... but phone was never left at home while negotiating prior to the job.
• I have to pay $1000 to fix the mess he created. Don't pity me though! I decided to go cheap and avoid the pros, I have learnt my lesson the hard way!
• Save your money and go ONLY with recognized names and people that you can verify their previous jobs
• A word is enough for the wise….
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