When a payment dispute arises, and it comes down to “he said this” and “he said that” it’s anyones guess which way it will turn out.
But, if you keep a daily record of who said and did what, then you will be believed by an adjudicator who is determining whether or not you get paid for your work and the materials you have supplied.
Alleged Defects & Incomplete Work
If you keep a daily record, photographs included, of your work then allegations of defective or incomplete work made against you will be easier to argue against when you can provide evidence to the contrary.
Retentions quite often make up a significant chunk of profit so you want to be in a strong position when it comes time to request the release of your retention monies or bank guarantee.