Whether you are the Principal or the Contractor on a Construction Project a well kept Construction Site Diary may be the difference between yourself and defeat in a payment dispute.
Celebrating victory on the Court House steps is a better feeling than worrying about how you are going to pay your bills.
If you end up in a dispute with someone who has a well kept Construction Site Diary, and you don’t, then you will be at a significant disadvantage.
Not having a Construction Site Diary could mean you end up paying for work and / or products you should not be paying for, or you end up not being paid for work and materials you should be paid for, simply because you have not recorded agreements, instructions, performance, defects, etc. as the case may be.
It is well and truly worth it to bother keeping a Construction Site Diary to ensure you can claim the full value of your labour, materials and profit margin. Alternatively if you are the Principal a well kept Construction Site Diary will mean you are not over charged and / or fraudulently billed.
All too often poor record keeping leads to short payment or over payment as the case may be. An essential tool in Construction Debt Recovery disputes.
Keeping a Construction Site Diary is worth the effort.