Retainage: Necessary practice or unfair penalty?
Abstract: Imagine a doctor’s response if patients said they wouldn’t pay the full cost of their annual physicals until they were convinced of their good health. The doctor would probably see it as a joke. Yet, under the practice of retainage, construction project owners do this all the time. This article explores the topic from both sides of the issue and discusses some possible remedies that you may want to implement on your next project.