The Department of Buildings wants me to show the state of the sidewalk before and after the job so that they can determine if I have to redo it. To do this I had to get an architect’s survey which costs $3000. To redo the sidewalk would cost me $1000.

So I’m forced to spend $3000 for them to decide whether I need to do something that costs $1000. They are such idiots. What a total waste of money and energy.

Pre construction: