If you’ve had any experience with flipping houses or new construction projects – you probably know that general contractors, carpenters, plumbers and other subcontractors in the industry aren’t all created equal. It’s important to work with the right people because without careful planning, clear communication and a thoroughly competent team of individuals working on all aspects of a construction or renovation project, the final product may not come out as planned. Want more articles like this? Create an account today to get BiggerPocket's best blog articles delivered to your inbox Sign up for free If you’re unfamiliar with how this goes, here are 21 embarrassing examples of what can happen when you hire the wrong person (it shouldn’t take you long to spot what’s wrong in each picture). Related: The Investor’s Guide to Working with Contractors FACT: Measurements Matter via Apparently it is important to use a level. via Do you think the building inspector will notice? via Just a minor design flaw. via Dude. Seriously? via A little something to drive your OCD crazy. via When the ceiling guy and the escalator guy don’t communicate. via Not a very well-designed parking lot… via Good luck getting to the top of these stairs. via Spelling is important, especially when it’s on the pavement. via Money well-spent on a top notch security camera. via Kind of defeats the purpose – but whatever. via These balconies have a stunning view… if you can get to them. via Don’t even think about disobeying this gate. via This Happened. via Just so you know, there’s a pole here. via Is it just me, or does something about those doors not look right? via Attention to detail is a must. via A new type of door – designed exclusively for toddlers. via Be very, very careful not to drip. via There are no words. via What kind of epic fails have you guys experienced?