§38-2-21. Effect of payment by owner to contractor or subcontractor.
No payment by the owner to any contractor or subcontractor of any part or all of the contract price for the erection and construction of any such building, structure or improvement appurtenant thereto or for any part or section of such work shall affect, impair or limit the lien of the subcontractor, laborer, or materialman or furnisher of machinery or other necessary material or equipment, as provided for in this article, except as otherwise provided in this article.