Concrete For Foundation Poured Without Inspection

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Concrete For Foundation Poured Without Inspection The subcontractor my general contractor hired to do the foundation had 20 yards of concrete poured today (35 degrees all day and part of the concrete is surrounded by a 3inch pool of water). This is for a crawlspace foundation with a step down. The issue is that they failed their inspection on Friday, they came out today, fixed part of it, and poured the concrete. I found out today city hall was closed today and the recording said no inspections scheduled today due to the holiday. My build permit checklist has no sign off on from the inspector for the footings and stem walls. There is a section of the foundation that does not meet code and was poured with the forms being incorrect. What options are available to me? I am not going to pay for their mistake. I'm now stuck between the foundation subcontractor and general contractor. I don't want this to get to a legal issue, but given the money involved - it might. What kind of lawyer do I contact if I need to get legal representation? I have already gone ahead and taken photo's of everything.
Sorry, this was posted in the wrong forum.

Your only real choice is to not pay. Until the GC and Contractor can get signoffs you have no obligation to pay. The option the gc has is to get some engineer to sign off without the inspection. You always have to hire a GC you trust.

Thank you Tom, I agree 100% that I do not need to pay. This is my perspective:

General contractor files a claim on the subcontractor's insurance for the cost of the foundation to reimburse their expenses, in turn I dont pay anything for the foundation. 

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