Did you read the story about Joe Sheehans floor? The basic story was about when construction projects go wrong. Joe resurfaced a concrete floor with a polyaspartic concrete coating sort of like an epoxy. About 30 minutes before it finished drying hundreds of bugs flew in and stuck to the floor. Floor was trashed. Joe, being a standup guy, fixed the floor at his expense.
Since that article I’ve had lots of interesting discussions about who is liable when construction projects go wrong. Have you ever had a situation where something goes terribly wrong, one that is caused by ……hmmmm……a phantom?
How about the story, I think in France, at some famous museum? I heard on the news a while ago. A contractor, assuming experienced, was hired to hang a famous piece of art on the wall. Those old buildings have thick walls, plaster, wire mesh. The only way to hang a picture was to drill in the wall. Through the wall the drill went, right through a Picasso (If i recall) on the other side.
How about when my buddy Dan finished a beautiful, hip, decorative concrete floor. At the end of the day Dan placed caution tape everywhere and DO NOT WALK signs in bright large letters where every one can see. Almost forgot the barriers that are about 4 feet high. Well, the next day there were these construction boot footprints right through the floor. Everyone knew who the jackass was but no one could prove it. So, when constructions projects go wrong, who is liable?
For those of you who visit Metrocrete we just had our own nasty experience, you may have noticed. We’re on a shared server and someone was doing something with their site to cause problems for everyone else. Metrocrete included. Our blog posts were not getting indexed, Metrocrete was live, then dead, then live. Google didn’t know what to think. Those Google robots aren’t trained to assess the situation, they don’t judge, they just leave. Freaking out and not understanding I tried to fix the problem but made it worse. Sorry everyone, now I know.
For my customers I owe you an extra optimized article.