Contractor nightmare with our long awaited addition
I am merely looking for a place to vent our frustrations and share with the world what a trusted contractor is capable of doing.
We hired a contractor (long time aquaintence of my wife), in June 2010 to add roughly 700 square feet for a new master bedroom, and a kitchen expansion. It's December, we're 50% complete, I fired him two weeks ago, and now nearly the entire build needs torn down and rebuilt as a result of structural and engineering deviations, and just plain old awful quality. We were taken by a couple amateurs.
Yes....we foolishly paid him in increments throughout the build to this point.
If you have a strong stomach, I have begun to document our story with images here:
Thank you for your time,
Barry (broke and soaked in NE Ohio)
Here is a link that might be useful: My FLIKR 'renovation set' page.