my inground poool project ...ughhh!!


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May 7, 2007
Silver Spring, MD
It sounds like you have it easy! When we were remodeling out kitchen in Washington, DC several years ago we would go in to get a building permit, pay the $50 fee and come back four weeks later only to find out that they had "lost" our application. This happened three times in a row. Eventually we learned that we had to hire an "expediter" for $500, ie bribe someone, or it would *never* go through. That set the whole project back a year.

Seriously, slow deep breaths . . . in . . . out . . . in . . . out . . . relax. Unless you get lucky, or pay double the going rate, construction takes as long as it takes, which rarely has any particular correspondence with what the schedule says.