The flip house, usually pretty on the inside, bad where it most matters. It's no secret what a house flippers goals are; buy a low priced "distressed" (POS) property, pretty it up for as little money as possible and then sell it for the most money possible. A simple plan, but in actuality it's often a recipe for construction disaster.
The whole process of the flip is, as with most business ventures, bottom line driven. Costs must be kept on budget and over runs to a minimum. A small construction budget or unexpected expenses will often result in creative solutions for saving money.
Take a look at this new waste piping. Looks good with the exception of the sagging pipe in the fore ground, BUT there is something missing. Actually several somethings.
Because of what is missing it leads to think that a licensed plumber did not put in the pipes. It also makes me think there either there were no permits or there are permits, but they haven't been closed (inspected).
In my experience general contractors in order to save money will sometimes instead of hiring a plumber, electrician or HVAC professional do the jobs themselves. My theory is they believe they can do what they have seen done many times by the real pros. This is plumbing is an example of, if you don't hold the license, you shouldn't be doing the work.
Can you tell what's missing?
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