Here's an instance of the mantra that says what can go wrong will. NBC Connecticut reports:
Something went wrong in Milford during a common home renovation on the shoreline meant to prevent flood damage during bad storms, and it led to the home being demolished.
The clean-up continued on Cooper Avenue Tuesday after city officials decided knocking the house down was the only option following a mishap during renovations to raise it several feet off the ground.
“Whether it was uneven settlement or not I can’t be sure,” City of Milford Building Official Joseph Griffith told NBC Connecticut over the phone. “And then at the same time I believe the new framing that was provided supporting the house was not yet completed.”
Another factor that could have led the house to shift and tilt is that the neighborhood is built on marshlands, Griffith said.