Advice w/ bad fence installation
I had a fence installed by what I believed to have been a reputable company. The allowable heights are pretty standard in this region, and he put it in so tall that my neighbor had a fit.
He lowered the fence, but dropped it to soil level. This after telling me that it cannot be near the soil as it will hasten the rotting of the fence. He never filled in 6 of the post holes and left the excavated soil on fence panels, and on the sidewalk. None of the corners are the same height. On one side he placed the fence 5" from the sidewalk but at the other end its 10" from the sidewalk; noticeably skewed.
He told me that the panels are wood and have no leeway so he cannot make the sides level, and he said that there is a required setback from the sidewalk - one end being closer to accommodate the tree. I contacted the town and they said there is no such rule.
I have stopped payment, am very angry, and am filing a complaint with the dept of consumer affairs.
Any addl advice?