Thursday, December 17, 2009

When contractors steal

I can imagine being a contractor is hard. Coordinating with all types of moving parts and people can be a hassle. But, it's never an excuse to steal someones deposit and vanish.

Check out Bunny's story here.


Chicago Builders said...

i myself being in the trades totally believe in not taking what is not yours... if someone was ever to take my tools.. i cant image what ill do... stealing is a definate no no...

Holyoke Home said...

Wasn't that AWFUL! I read Bunny's story yesterday when she posted it.

Anonymous said...

So, speaking of contractors...we've just bought our own DC rowhouse and follow your blog pretty closely. We're having some major water issues in the basement. Know any experts who can find the source? We're working with a structural engineer, but it is turning into quite the goosechase...

Benny said...


Can you give more information? Where is the water? Do you know the source? I may have some ideas.


Anonymous said...

Thanks! We have water in the very front and the very back of the house. Coming in from the floor, not walls.

Benny said...

Well, I believe your problem is most likely from the drains outside the doorways. That happened to us once and we got a plumber to come and unclog the drains. Does that make sense?

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