Saturday, February 8, 2014

Yep, it's worth getting excited about.

So, today was the day the man came to remove the grout from between the bricks on the front and back of the house. He used a tool, the name of which I do not know nor desire to know. The tool blows huge and I do mean HUGE streams of mortar dust the entire time it is being used. The dust is very fine, not sweepable.  When he finished removing the mortar, which was noisy but not as bad as I thought it would be, he starts up a blower and starts blowing dust away from all the surfaces. When he swept it across the front door, two large clouds of dust came THROUGH the door. That's when I started getting a bit tight in the jaw.  The fact is I have always despised the use of leaf blowers and snow blowers, basically for the very same reason as I now despised the blower this fool held in his hands. When you blow at something, it doesn't disappear, it just goes somewhere else.  This does not take an abundance of education, or even intelligence, to understand.

Why would someone use a blower to disperse this stuff?
Wouldn't a vacuum be a better idea?

 Mess made by brick grout dust blown all over by workman, 
everything was completely inundated. The fountain and the kitty shelters
had been covered with the grey tarp, which is fairly thick. 
Didn't matter, the crap clogged and muddied the fountain, 
and made all the cat blankets and shelters filthy inside and out.

 Just more of the backyard - looks like something exploded back there
and note how it reaches into the neighbors yard,
everything covered in gritty brick dust

 Accumulation of brick mortar dust on door to cellar 
showing how thick it's piled up in places

Dust coats floor and every object inside.
This dust is on all the cars, front porches, and yards of 
most of the neighbors.

Low bid is frequently low for a very good reason.

Again, why use a blower?  Not only did fine powder cling to virtually everything it touched, the animals and I had to breathe it for hours as it seeped in around the doors and windows, at times so thick it looked like fog. It gets in the eyes, ears, nose and throat. It covered every car parked near by. I cannot believe this is the result if this job is done properly.

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