18 jaw-dropping construction fails

Some people like to save money by using cheap construction companies or builders.

But being enthusiastic and willing to work doesn't mean the end result will be acceptable. If a contractor isn't up to scratch, the consequences can be catastrophic, especially if it puts life in danger.

Here are 18 photos of jaw-droppingly bad construction fails.

1. No, you're not hallucinating, this is upside down

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2. When the electrician doesn't care

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3. Maybe they tripped over?

© Sweeper1907 / Reddit

4. It's only a small jump...

© ImJustDerp / Reddit

5. Would you feel safe with this in your home?

© Snowbird234 / Reddit

6. Held together with tape!

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7. It's important to take measurements

© littlefootrac / Reddit

8. Terrifyingly bad soldering

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9. The AC was an afterthought

© Elbarto_007 / Reddit

10. Top level security

© Finesoxx / Reddit

11. Maybe not dangerous, but still a lack of care

© weetabixhands / Reddit

12. Emergency ladder that won't save you

© _B4ND1T / Reddit

13. It's not as if this is hard to fix...

© spelling_cat / Reddit

14. Did it not occur to them what the box was for?

© geekman20 / Reddit

15. Above-ground drain

© Nothing_Jon_Snuhhhhh / Reddit

15. Someone wasn't paying attention

© TheRealCrimsonF***er / Reddit

17. We hope they didn't pay for this "roof repair"

© Orange_Murker / Reddit

18. Oh where to begin...

© LordMontio / Reddit

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