Got called out the other day by a home owner whose finished garage apartment walls were bowing out…
The story goes his new wife had a friend from Michigan who supposedly is a licensed contractor…there, not here in NC. In order to save money…there’s the main problem right there…she opted to allow an unlicensed contractor convert the garage into an accessory building (apartment) which required taking off the roof and putting up another floor and roof for the said apartment…oh yeah, lets just do this so no permits are pulled that way I wont have to pay taxes on the additional 2400 square feet to this accessory building.
We get the call (contracting side of our business) to see what’s going on…the owner already took all the drywall off to the upper floor.
As soon as I enter the room and look at the roof it’s obvious…
The couple has now put a claim against this unlicensed contractors insurance…I have not set down and done a detailed cost of repairs but off the top of my head we are looking at $185,000.00.
All because someone wanted to say a few dollars in permit fees and property tax…the homes in this neighborhood run close to 1,000,000.00
The yankee in me had to keep my from saying…“you get what you paid for…” :roll:
If the builder new what he was doing he would have realized if he spent an extra $1000.00 this would have never happened…no kidding the amount to have done it right would not have added up to $1000.00 in material…now we are looking $185,000.00 in repair cost…lol…sorry but I cant help but laugh any more at those who are so penny wise and pound foolish.