How important is moisture documentation? It is the key to getting paid for disaster response and property restoration projects large or small. As we continue our discussion regarding Robert Jordan Construction (RJC) versus the Arlington Independent School District (AISD), it would appear a lack of documentation cost this contractor upwards of $1.2 million dollars.
For Episode 96 of The DYOJO Podcast, we will review elements of water damage documentation, including
Hear more on Cliff Zlotnik's recommendations to contractors who want to learn to do things the right way but feel like they have to filter through industry BS in order to do so. Cliff, who has heard it all in his decades of working in this industry, says that filtering through industry information begins with a simple question. He says, “Ask them to explain to you simply. How does it work? Imagine that I'm a six-year-old and explain it to me.” Mr. Zlotnik says if this test was good enough for Albert Einstein it should be good enough for our industry. He continues, “If these people cannot explain it to a six-year-old, they don't understand it themselves.”
If the RJC vs. AISD case intrigues you, please refer to past episodes, including
Episode 92 the DYOJO team and guests introduced the preceding events and the outline of the case currently being litigated in the court of appeals for the second district of Texas. Episode 93 explores the backstory of Robert Jordan and his award-winning construction company. Episode 95 contrasts this case with one out of Puyallup, Washington where a contractor successfully defending their work under contract against a local city that terminated their services.
IN THE DYOJO PODCAST EPISODE 96:
0:00 Moisture documentation for storm response
0:47 Property restoration litigation
4:54 Shorten, not shortcut, your learning curve with Whitney Wiseman
7:08 Moisture mapping with Josh Winton
12:26 RJC vs AISD agreement and documentation with Bebo Crain
23:57 Drying science and training with Cliff Zlotnik
33:49 Cliff on what Lloyd Weaver would say to the modern restorer
36:15 Setting yourself up for success with Cliff Zlotnik
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