14 Construction Mistakes That Will Leave You Baffled

Published on February 2, 2018
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Listen, nobody is going to say that designing and constructing a building is easy. There is a reason that architects go to school forever before they can start having their designs built. But when it comes to some of the mistakes that you are about to see, well, there’s just nothing to defend there. Listed below are 14 construction mistakes that just leave us shaking our head and muttering, “Really?” Keep on reading and try to wrap your mind around #3!

This isn’t how wheelchairs work.

Either this construction worker was terrible at his job or he really believed in miracles. Seriously, when you are designing a wheelchair ramp how hard can it be to make sure that you don’t accidently put stairs down? As it turns out this wheelchair ramp is only going to get you 3/4ths of the way there so you are going to have to knuckle up or ask for someone to help you the rest of the way. Man, this is already a rocky start to what is sure to be a cringe inducing session of construction mistakes.

this isnt how wheelchairs work

this isnt how wheelchairs work

This house has flying cars.

Either the people who built this house had major plans that didn’t materialize or the homeowners have their own airplane. There is no way that you can accidentally put the garage on the wrong level of the home, right? We have enough faith in humanity to pretend that there is something deeper at play here. Ugh, there had better be. We’ll end up thinking about this stupid house throughout our fishing trip and Maine rafting trip vacation. Just what we wanted to be thinking about.

this house has flying cars

this house has flying cars

That must be Meg’s room.

This family wanted a house with a fireplace and they technically got what they asked for… But a what cost? We aren’t sure at all what was going through the mind of the architect who designed this house and we can’t imagine anyone is happy with having that eyesore for a window. Now that we think about it a little longer, we can’t remember the last time we saw a fireplace on the second floor of a residential property like this. THe mystery only deepens.

that must be megs room

that must be megs room

The summary of my life.

There are plenty of visualizations out there that can probably sum up how I feel about my life and this just so happens to be one of them. We would like to think that this building isn’t done being constructed but we have the feeling that this isn’t the case. Whoever built this staircase, probably on the wrong side of the building, is going to be slinging rental cars down the street for minimum wage as soon as his or her boss finds out. When do you think they realized they made a mistake?

the summary of my life

the summary of my life

Exit for your mother in law.

Who needs stairs or even a ladder when you can just accidentally follow a story to the concrete ground? Alright, we’ve seen houses and buildings with floating doors before and we can’t come up with a good reason for it. Are the building owners flying enchanted brooms to and from their location? Do they just like ruining their knees by jumping out? Is there a giant inflatable mattress located under the door? We’ll we ever be able to land a car rental cheap when we need it?

exit for your mother in law

exit for your mother in law

Uh, Boss you might want to look at this.

This design probably should never have gotten past the architect and if you can’t see why then you might be part of the problem. While we appreciate the, ah, spacious design of this building we can’t help but think that people are going to get very upset when they see it on Google Maps.

uh boss you might want to look at this

uh boss you might want to look at this

Watch your head, there.

Now here’s a neat little question for you. What do you think was the mistake: the escalator or the ceiling? We’re sure that both construction teams are blaming the other like a poor motorcycle injury lawyer repping a drunk X-Games participant. Either way if you are over, let’s say, 4 feet tall then you are just about guaranteed to donk your head on the ceiling there. That is not the way that we wanted to ‘feel’ tall.

watch your head there

watch your head there

Somebody got lazy, or drunk.

When you are undergoing a task that you might hate you tend to hurry up at the end of it, probably causing you to get just a little bit sloppier. This guy, whoever he was, definitely wanted to finish with his row of windows. Maybe they thought that this looked artistic or maybe there was already a wonky hole there. Either way, this should never have gotten the green light. A good level will go a long way but we assumed that most architects already knew that.

somebody got lazy or drunk

somebody got lazy or drunk

Is this ATM for ants?

We aren’t quite sure if this ATM is deliberately evil or only incidentally evil? Putting an ATM at knee level is the perfect way to get people mugged at night. Can you imagine hunching over or taking a darn seat on the concrete just to get some money out of your bank account? They had better wave convenience charges because this is not convenient at all. And don’t look at us like that? We’re allowed to hunch over our laptop on the floor in the decency of our own home. It’s not the same.

is this atm for ants

is this atm for ants

Jerry, I think we messed up.

This team of construction ne’er do wells put together this building like we tackle an Ikea project: blindly putting like pieces together. No matter how you assemble your Ikea dresser you will always have to take it apart and do it again. Same concept here. How do you accidentally put the windows where the doors should be? Who would allow this to happen? There were multiple people along the way who watched this happen and nodded to themselves while saying, “Yup, that looks right.” You know what? We can’t handle it anymore. Let’s move on.

jerry i think we messed up

jerry i think we messed up

No, we can’t just nudge it over a little bit.

As a kid we always wondered if the Continental Railroad crew got their tracks perfectly lined up on the first try. I’m sure we could find out but it is too fun to ponder. Now, if there is one place you want to have precision at work it is when you are creating roads over the depths of the ocean. Now tell me that this doesn’t make you question the whole dang project. We love the body language on all five of these people because it all very clearly says, “Wellp, this aint fixable.” Next time let’s not have Hellen Keller do the final quarter mile of track, alright?

no we cant just nudge it over a little bit

no we cant just nudge it over a little bit

This is either modern art or modern stupidity.Wait, both.

At first glance this abysmal representation of a toilet reminds us of those stupid art pieces that pop up from time to time. We’re not sure which makes us more upset: the idea that someone thinks this could be art or that some plumber thought that this was enough toilet for a living person. Maybe Donald Trump stiffed the guy and he decided to only do half of the work? Ah, we’ll never know and you do know that curiosity killed the cat. So, do with that information what you will but don’t try using that toilet.

this is either modern art or modern stupidity wait both

this is either modern art or modern stupidity wait both

Darwin Award Winner #1.

Now we are just sitting here shaking our head. What is going on in this picture. Why would you place that faucet on top of a counter with no sink? Why would you have a faucet with only a single nob? Why is there an outlet there? Nothing makes sense anymore and we’re not sure it’s going to get any better before we finish this list. Oh yeah, you should see their toaster + bathtub combination it’s really, well, shocking.

darwin award winner

darwin award winner

Hogwarts Express is leaving without us!

Quick! Someone call Ronald Weasley because we are going to need his family’s flying car. This club apparently got mostly done being constructed before the crew decided, “Nah, an entrance aint that important.” Perhaps the lack of an conceivable way to get into the building will make people want to try even harder, thus somehow aking it a more popular place to go to. What are we saying this is Russia, who knows what is going on.

hogwarts express is leaving without us

hogwarts express is leaving without us

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