With Halloween around the corner we just couldn’t resist taking a look at some of the scariest home improvement nightmares we’ve encountered. Everything from structural issues, poor repair discoveries, failing sewer systems and more.
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When you take down a wall without an architect or structural engineer review and it turns out to be load bearing.
Discovering that a plumbers or electrician has cut thru beams compromising your home’s structural integrity.
Attempting a roof repair or cleaning the gutters by yourself and tumbling to the ground _____.
Running space heaters that malfunction
— Pop Up Pulse (@popuppulse) January 5, 2015
Hiring a handyman to fix an electrical problem. Look out for those unexpected sparks!
Discovering a raccoon that has made a home in your attic. Don’t let them take your eyes out when you poke into poorly lit corners.
— Jenna (✿◠‿◠) (@wdymjenna) August 25, 2015
Attempting to fix a clogged sewer line. There are two cleanouts leaving you with a 50% chance of one messy and smelly nightmare.
Doing home renovations without permits, it’ll come back to haunt you when you decide to sell your house or file an insurance claim.
Mom got dinged by town when trying to sell house for no permit on her 20 year old deck. I have to go dig out a footer to check depth. #yay
— Scott Sanchez (@scottsanchez) May 9, 2011
Taking on too many projects and never finishing any of them.
And this one will really leave you with a headache, hiring a contractor that loves to over promise but fails to deliver. Leaving you hanging and lacking funds to finish the job.