I told my neighbor to use rebar in the foundation to his new garage

My neighbor can be one of the most stubborn people on the planet.

  • I told him not to light fireworks off in a patch of grass but he did not listen.

An hour later I heard the sirens from the fire truck assuming he had inadvertently started a fire. My worst fears came true when I saw the fire get worrying close to a tree along the border of our respective front lawns. Thankfully the fire department showed up in time to put it out before it could spread to my yard or his other neighbor’s yard. It would have been nice to get an apology, but my neighbor tried to act like nothing had happened whatsoever. He was back to being an idiot again by the following day. I saw that he was measuring the space for a new building in his yard after getting the right permits from the county. When I asked him what he was building, he said that he was finally going to have a garage for his vehicles. While I was eager to see my property value improve following these upgrades in my neighbor’s plot of land, I was worried that he was biting off more than he could chew. I knew something was wrong when I saw him pouring a concrete foundation for the garage without laying rebar tie wire for structural support. You cannot lay a concrete foundation without steel rebar of some kind inside keeping the concrete from crumbling apart underneath the weight of the building. I told him this, but he didn’t listen. After a year of keeping his cars in his new garage, he noticed that the walls were slouching and the foundation was no longer stable. It was an extremely expensive lesson to learn in the long run.
16 gauge double loop ties