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watch this link about this crook that builds log homes illegally

go on you tube and type in "log home disaster built by jason dunn"

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Comment by James W. Harbin on November 2, 2014 at 12:51pm

Clients who make decisions based on price often find themselves in this predicament. As a Contractor it is my responsibility to inform them when they can't get there from here.Money will screw up a free lunch and integrity can sometimes be lacking in order for the participants to achieve their own goals. I have lost contracts because all the client cared about price and when the Contractor  couldn't perform I got the call to please come in and complete the project. My concern becomes whether or not there is any money left and what kind of attitude does the homeowner have about Contractors. This situation becomes a no winner for all involved.

Comment by Tim Bullock on October 30, 2014 at 7:03pm

Well, This is the most confusing video that I have ever viewed.....I come from Ontario and nothing is built without stamped drawings, building permits and inspections and I further don't understand why there is no roof? The stairs would be on the permit as to design and "must" be followed to code.

Many of the things in the video make perfect sense but are questioned by the neophyte client?

eg. 2" X 4" blocking to allow the soffit to be installed later.

I think there is a lot more to this story than what has been presented. Who paid what to whom at what time?

What is the time frame for the logwork to be exposed to the elements? IF the builder used a temporary treatment why would anyone expect that with no roof the treatment would stand that kind of exposure?

Donald, "very sad indeed" is a little premature in this scenario....Perhaps the client got a bargain price and the builder got in over his head OR perhaps the client reneged on the payment schedule?

Methinks there is more to this than meets the eye and without any background information this you tube video simply crucifies a builder without proof.

Welcome to the internet era!!!!!

Be safe out there,





Comment by Donald Parsons on October 23, 2014 at 2:19pm

Very sad indeed.  Lessons that everyone needs to learn when building ANY type of home, research the builder thoroughly, ask for and follow up on references, check with local authorities for building licenses, NEVER advance more than 10% of project up front and any further draws need to be inspected for proper workmanship and completeness.  Trust but verify!

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