This GC may have caused structural issues in my house as he did not support the stairs properly. He also cut several joist and did not brace them properly. He encountered several plumbing and electrical issues which he said he sprung a leak while doing the stairs. I later found several leaks that he repaired with duct tape reducing and wrong size plumbing, and humming and burning electrical outlets. If the city comes out, they will have me to rip everything back out and I will be left with the cost. He was under contract and in the contract states, he is suppose to get permits. Is this covered under his insurance GC are required to carry? How do I prove he caused structural issues? Can I sue him for the cost of ripping out and replacing everything, as the city will require?
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