Q: Can I sue use waterproofing company for disrupting asbestos tile in my basement and not telling us it was asbestos?
The company drilled tile that is probably asbestos. 2 contractors that came to basement for other matters mentioned the flooring was asbestos. We had no idea and a whole year has almost passed since we the work was done.
A: So, first pay an asbestos remediation expert/contractor to provide a definitive confirmation whether you have asbestos tiles or not, and what, if any danger and cost of remediation will be. Get all that in writing. If the same expert/contractor is willing to state that the other contractor was negligent in not identifying the asbestos tile, then get that in writing. You can file a complaint with the Maryland Home Improvement Commission (MHIC) and see if the contractor will voluntarily cover the cost of repair/remediation. If not, file a claim against the Guaranty Fund. Alternatively, sue the contractor. But first, you need that expert opinion.
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