Hello house fire
Hello. We had a house fire and had no insurance at the time. We lost most everything. The fire was caused by a multiple wall jack. We started working with a guy who befriended us and told us he was a contractor, but when I asked for the permit and an expense report after his request for more money, he quit. And his expense report that he finally gave me was very vague, claiming 50% of the $20K we gave him as "payroll", and 25% as "labor, transportation, and administration fees". Our house has been cleaned out and gutted and he purchased no materials with the remaining 25%, except for one garbage can. Then I found out he was not a contractor but using someone else's license number and he never paid for a permit or plans. So now, as an owner-builder, I'm learning as I go. I drew up plans and bought a permit. I've done alot of DIY stuff before, but I need to get familiar with the building codes. We're also hiring licensed sub-contractors. I look forward to reading and learning!
I posted some pics and will try to get more up. (as I learn my way around this site)
Last edited by Harleena; 09-26-2008 at 02:35 PM.