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Old 06-02-2012, 08:29 AM   #21
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wow a picture is worth a 1,000 words, but a you tube video speechless, please tell me these are not licensed contractors.
I would be surprised if that butcher even had a license to drive....
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:51 PM   #22
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Cheap people get the cheap/dumb people to work on their stuff.

That is how it always works out. It is the circle of life. Deal with it.
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Cheap people get the cheap/dumb people to work on their stuff.

That is how it always works out. It is the circle of life. Deal with it.
Not always cheap. I n my experience it is also often just plain ignorance..Sometimes it is just people that don't know any better. They are young and don't have a clue about what the criteria and the credentials of a contractor should be. There needs to be more education to the public, especially first time home buyers. They are often overwhelmed by the problems and then taken in by the promises of a scammer (or just an idiot that claims and thinks he is qualified to do a job.)
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Some people are good at talking. They can represent themselves to the homeowner as an expert. Other people don't like to talk much but would rather just do the work. These posts are of work by natural born salesmen who should have never picked up a hammer.
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i agree price usually has nothing to do with it
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We will get to see some after pics too right?
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:55 AM   #27
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We will get to see some after pics too right?
You bet. In this instance it was someone trusting there son in law to do work and it backfired. She was just tryin to help out and be nice and looked what happened. My supply yard gave her my number and she got other numbers from other supply yards and yellow pages and I was the only one to call her back. This guy had no idea of what he was doing. Paper tape square corner glued on then bullnose stapeled over that
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Some more bad roof & siding work, customer didnt know anything was wrong.
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Some more bad roof & siding work, customer didnt know anything was wrong.
I come across this so freaking much with step flashing. Almost all the leaks I have to go and fix are because the previous contractor did not put in either the top piece of flashing or the bottom piece of flashing ! I always say it must have been a Friday at about 4:00Pm that day and they were rushing to leave.
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Finishing this beauty today.

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I come across this so freaking much with step flashing. Almost all the leaks I have to go and fix are because the previous contractor did not put in either the top piece of flashing or the bottom piece of flashing ! I always say it must have been a Friday at about 4:00Pm that day and they were rushing to leave.
Its terrible craftsmenship and 90 out of 100 cant tell the difference. Customers look at the colors and a few details they cant see flashing but assume thier contractor does the right thing. As an installer my eyes go right to corner posts and jay channels they tell a story themselves.
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Finishing this beauty today.

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wow a picture is worth a 1,000 words, but a you tube video speechless, please tell me these are not licensed contractors.
Just because a contractor is licensed & insured is no guarantee he will deliver a zero-defect product. Someone once said that the worst work is done with the best of intentions. I think that sums up a lot of the shoddy work out there.

There should be programs in place to go after the unlicensed/uninsured/illegal hacks. But there should also be more continuing education programs available to those who need introductory or refresher courses on certain products or methods. None of us know it all, yet many in this industry are not willing to ask for assistance when they get into projects they're really not qualified to do. Both approaches are responsible for creating poor work.
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I can across this a few months ago. It was done about 2 years ago and the HO was still paying for it.

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A few pictures of the house next door to the one I'm working on..

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A few pictures of the house next door to the one I'm working on..

Dam man I dont care what you say that is some nice block work !

How do people even get away with this stuff? I was going to take a picture the other day but my phone didnt have the memory chip in it. It was a roof over a set of stairs leading to the second floor of the house. The kicker was that the roof that was added on runs right through the middle of a double hung window lol.. It is such ridiculously poor work. I will get the picture on here soon.
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little lectric surprize


''we just had the roof done and it still leaks''
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little lectric surprize

What was the point in even having a box there?
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to make it interesting?
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At least that has wire nuts and tape. I can't tell you how many times during demo we find live wires just hanging. No nuts, no tape, nothing!

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