Hi All, New to the community and looking for some advice following a shoddy landscaping job which is starting to cause issues I can no longer ignore. long story short, a few months ago a landscaper laid me approx 70sqm of limestone paving (membrane, compacted type 1 base, full mortar bed, joint-it simple brush in grout). The ground in this area is largely clay. The job did not go smoothly from the get go with the guy hardly turning up and rushing/being sloppy when he did. When I challenged him about workmanship and some corners I’d found that he’d cut he got super aggressive and started sending threats to smash up all the work/my property if I didn’t pay him so the police had to be called. It was a really unpleasant and stressful time so to be shot of him I offered a lower amount of the agreed total payment which he accepted, he also got a warning from the police. He is insured and his work ‘guaranteed’ but when I asked for details of both he refused to supply. Now that a few months have passed my fears seem to be confirmed. Many slabs sound hollow when knocked, some are loose, the pointing in areas is cracking and coming away from slabs indicating movement/insufficient sub base. I dread to think how things might look next year after we’ve seen the winter through. I’m at a bit of a loss over what to do after investing a lot in the job. Not sure whether to focus my energy on just relaying loose slabs/repointing areas and hoping for the best (albeit I expect slabs will break when I try to lift them to do this as the did for him whenever he tried), investigating further with another contractor, pursuing this guy through legal channels to try and get some money back etc. I have thought about emailing him with photos to at least document the failings, however I can’t imagine it will end well based on his aggressive nature. Any advice or similar personal experiences would be welcomed. Wishing I’d just done the b****y job myself!