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.
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).
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FACT: Measurements Matter
Apparently it is important to use a level.
Do you think the building inspector will notice?
Just a minor design flaw.
A little something to drive your OCD crazy.
When the ceiling guy and the escalator guy don’t communicate.
Not a very well-designed parking lot…
Good luck getting to the top of these stairs.
Spelling is important, especially when it’s on the pavement.
Money well-spent on a top notch security camera.
Kind of defeats the purpose – but whatever.
These balconies have a stunning view… if you can get to them.
Don’t even think about disobeying this gate.
Just so you know, there’s a pole here.
Is it just me, or does something about those doors not look right?
Attention to detail is a must.
A new type of door – designed exclusively for toddlers.
Be very, very careful not to drip.
There are no words.
What kind of epic fails have you guys experienced?