Sure is a beauty. I had a new roof put on a few years back and up until
now, I though it looked pretty good. It does not have the ridging like
yours, that gives such an artistic touch to it. Mind if I copy the pattern?
Mistakes could happen, but without seeing the pictures, I'd never believe a
crew could put us such a structure. Not all of that in just one building.
Levitating studs and all. Incredible.
Good luck with whatever you get out of the SOB.
That's truely a horror story. I've never seen so much so wrong on one
job site. I'm curious as to what you think the homeowner can/should do
to avoid these contractors and situations? Also, is there a good way to
"stop the insanity" early on when you're in the middle of this situation?
Let's try to turn this into a positive by posting some good ideas and
proceedures for homeowners to avoid these problems!
I guess the most obvious are:
check local BBB
check with area suppliers (lumber yards, etc.)
To check out a builder of course you look at a few jobs, but they will
of course give you only good refrences. One is dont pay a large down
payment. 2 check his court records to see if suits have been brought
against him in the past. 3 you have to have enough not paid on the
contract 50-75% to ensure he will fix things or not get paid.
Pole barns are easy to get by the inspection process. First you get the
footing inspection then you get the final inspection, because there is
nothing "covered up" that can't be seen on the final. There are
multiple violations on this job that were picked up on the final
inspection. If you read the story Sturdy Built says they do not have to
do what the inspector says.
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