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Old 08-10-2011, 08:27 AM   #16
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George, work like that is exactly why I stay out of Milwaukee for the most part. It's hard to sell a quality job vs. contractors like that..................
I understand. I've been fighting with my parents about this exact idea. So many people just take the lowest bid; and usually on a verbal agreement. Even trying to make sure I had contracts/etc; I got burned multiple times.

It astounds me that someone would knowingly do such a horrible job.

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Old 08-10-2011, 08:30 AM   #17
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Where's the property line? Can you pour concrete that close to a property line?
I think he is allowed to pour there; he had a really old crumbling one there before (well; it's still there...)

The property line is just beyond the cement.

I plan to mention the rear steps to him; I can't believe he is ok with it anyways.
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Old 08-10-2011, 12:25 PM   #18
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Will it matter to the inspector that the lowest riser on your neighbor's steps is shorter than the others because of the height of the new sidewalk? I thought they all had to be the same height.

This is true. An inspector (that cares) will force him to rip the sidewalk out.
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Old 08-10-2011, 12:32 PM   #19
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This is true. An inspector (that cares) will force him to rip the sidewalk out.
Or just change the stairs.
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:04 PM   #20
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Where's the property line? Can you pour concrete that close to a property line?
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I think he is allowed to pour there; he had a really old crumbling one there before (well; it's still there...)

The property line is just beyond the cement.
Just throwing out thoughts...

It could be the old sidewalk was "grandfathered" but a new one would not be permitted in that fashion or at the very least would require a permit.
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:49 PM   #21
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I feel for ya. Usually there is are easement laws of some sort, along with something about not doing damage to neighbor's properties.

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