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The ultimate in "Don't try this at home, kids" or, "Get a damn building permit"

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by JR, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. JR

    JR Active Member

    http://www.yourhome.ca/homes/article/500327

    To summarize:

    Couple decides to excavate their basement without a building permit.

    The "contractors" , relatives of the owners, destabilize the outside walls during the renovation process.

    City comes in, does an engineering assessment and declares the house unsafe.

    City demolishes the building and will send the happy couple a bill for about $100,000--the approximate cost of the demolition.

    I'm sure someone at sj. will decry "government interference".

    I'm sorry for this couple but Jesus, get a building permit and a licensed contractor before you do this stuff.

    Edit: video is worth a watch
     
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

  3. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    That's the stupidest thing you've ever posted. This story stood on its own without the unnecessary dig.
     
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Yeah, but it was his government -- not ours.
     
  5. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    Re: The ultimate in "Don't try this at home, kids" or, "Get a damn building perm

    $100,000 for demolition? that has to be a mistake.
     
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    But it was a nice demolition... [/voice of Terry Jones... ]
     
  7. westcoastvol

    westcoastvol Active Member

    That's $100,010 US dollars.
     
  8. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    Anyone else get the feeling the city was trying to teach a lesson here?

    Get the permit, or have your house demolished.
     
  9. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Those are ugly houses.
     
  10. The Granny

    The Granny Guest

    Re: The ultimate in "Don't try this at home, kids" or, "Get a damn building perm

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    Sorry, though you said "horses."
     
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  11. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    My love for The Granny grows yet again.
     
  12. JR

    JR Active Member

    Re: The ultimate in "Don't try this at home, kids" or, "Get a damn building perm

    The stupidest thing I've ever posted?

    Where you been for the last few years?

    The dig was gratuitous but given some of the posters, totally necessary
     
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