In 2011 I needed a small job done to remove a small bathtub and build a shower in a small bathroom in my home on St Pete Beach. I found John Weaver on craigs list, and it seemed for this small job he was a good, skilled, and reliable handyman type. That job turned out ok, well at least as far as Im know. Though knowing now what I do know about his work, I do have some concerns about this shower.
My REAL HUGE problem with him, was that I also contracted him when I did my major addition to add a master suite with my dream master bath.
The job he did with my shower and tile floor was nothing short of awful. And the worst was, had he not kept delaying and lying to me about its completion, I would never know just how bad it was until way too late. The man has no bank account, would cash checks at Amscot and was always short of money. On several occasions he asked me, and I gave to him advances on what was due to him. [continued below]....
..... I thought he was doing a good job, and just let it go.
The last straw was the end of March, after he kept promising to complete the shower, and asking for one more advance, in exchange for tht promise to complete. I emailed him that week, and asked if all was done. He out and out LIED and said all was done other than the shower floor grout. When we arrived at the property that following week, we saw he was out and out lying. The bathroom floor was not complete, the shower walls were not complete. I confronted him about it, and he just went into a fit, and blaming everyone in the world, other than his own incompetance. He stormed out, and after a few emails, we told him not to come back. I had put up with his attitude, which was always rather annoying, thinking his work was good. But I reached my breaking point.
I guess its a blessing in disguise because after I found a reputable contractor to complete the work, I was horrified to learn what a botched job he had done. He tiled the floors directly on the plywood, no moisture barrier. He tiled the shower seat also , NO moisture barrier. The soap dishes he put on the walls, fell off in the middle of the night. We used the shower , that was complted by someone else, for one month, when walls tiles that John had done, started cracking and falling off the walls. We wound up having to tear out the entire shower to see the extend of the horror.
He tiled the shower , walls, floors and the built in seat, with NO moisture barrier, so when we had it torn out, we already were seeing standing water and soaked wood under the seat. He also had cut the liner pan in several areas, causing water to be soaking thru to the floor.
I could go on and on, but the bottoom line is STAY AWAY FROM JOHN WEAVER.
If you want to see picture history of his work, and subsequently what we had done to re do it, you can see here
If this can save just ONE person from the nightmare of this man, I am glad