Contract with GC - is collections possible?
I signed a contract with a GC to do my basement bathroom with shower room (shower room has a bench and supposed to have mosaic floor in it). Contract says install tiles on floor and walls. Total $2700. I buy tiles, grout, marble jam he would supply cement needed for the job. Contract doesn't say these details it just says install tiles on walls and floor.
He asked me $400 deposit before even starting the job which I agreed, we signed contract in which it says $400 deposit paid and the remaining amount.
The guy came and installed tiles only on floor outside of shower (hardly even 1/3rd of the entire job). While doing so he started arguing with me that I am asking to raise the floor too high (I wanted to be flush with the rest of the basement which will have dricore + laminate on it) so he ended up using all the cement he brought with him so he said I need to buy more cement.
I argued that he needs to buy cement not me. He got extremely upset took all his tools and left.
He is threatening me that he would go to collections if I don't pay him extra $1000 (which will amount $1400 paid for the whole job being $2700).
Anyways such a sad turn of things, not sure what to do.
What are my rights here. I know he can put a lien on my house probably but what is the best outcome here? What should I do? Call him offer to pay him maybe another 2-3 bills and have something signed with him that he did his job he got paid and we have no more deals together or just let it go, forget about it or what else?
I don't also want to be a guy who made someone work for 6 hours for little money (in the end that $400 i gave him he probably used 100-$200 on cement he already bought and used). But also I am left with half done job and will have even harder time getting someone who will be willing to continue someone's mess.