Dennis Celsor: Timely article. This shows the importance of getting a foundation form survey. Regrettably, your article makes it sound like it was all the builder's fault, that he neglected to obtain the proper surveys. The original article that you referenced makes it clear that the builder did all he could to verify he was building on the correct lot. The initial survey, the form survey, and the final survey by another company were all wrong. The builder says he took all the precautions that he normally takes to prevent this situation.
Safetyfirst: I am there with you. I make residential construction safety inspections for builders. Unfortunately, I see the same safety issues [described in this article]. There is little or no planning for safety done by many residential subcontractors. Some subcontractors who work at heights appear to take pride in taking unnecessary risks...
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