I think it's a good idea to get rid of the previous bastards. I know, the guy that built my landlady's addition was useless and dishonest. His addition caused flooding in her basement, we showed the guy the water pouring in through the door frame, he just looked at it and commented like he had nothing to do with the job! I showed him her leaking shower drain from the get-go. You can see it from the old basement under the new crawlspace; same thing, passive-agressive, nonchalant "how about that" attitude. I hope people like that get their just desserts, from karma, or in the afterlife
They seem to go through life incompetant, dishonest, even predatory, and cause good people to suffer.
In this town you're supposed to pull a permit to have a pile of dirt delivered! I don't think anybody does though.