I’d hate to have been the estimators at Pacific Aquascapes when they realized how they miscalculated by 80% the amount of dirt they had to haul.
That’s a massive error and one that could bankrupt a contractor. I’m not a lawyer but I believe that’s why contractors are required to carry E&O insurance and bond each job. These insurers have been making billions off contractors and, in my opinion, it’s time to collect. Decisions about this project were made with a wildly inaccurate estimate. E&O stands for error and omission insurance.
This mistake was either a mathematical error or they didn’t measure twice? Well, I don’t want to think of other possibilities.