COMMUNITY FORUM

Lbmardigras

04:33PM | 03/13/04
Member Since: 03/12/04
2 lifetime posts
Bvmisc
To make along story short we noticed we had mold growning in the corners of our bedroom then ice formed on the baseboard! Upon further inspection we had mold growning up the wall behind anything that was against the walls...dresser's, stored boxes in our walki-in etc.. The builder came out and it was discovered that we had major air leakage between our foundation and frame and their way of fixing the problem was cutting huge pieces of drywall out and filling the gaps with expanding chalk! On top on everything else we had a roof leak, the vents for the bathroom were never connected and the dryer was venting into the attic instead of outside and we have only lived in the house 1 1/2 years! Anyway....my Question is does anyone know about vapor shielding? Is it standard for builder's to use it over the entire frame or just behind brick? Our home was not built with it and we are wondering if that was a big part of the problem!? Any info about vapor shield or new home construction would be much appreciated as we are trying to gather as much information as we can find!

Thanks!


Piffin

05:52PM | 03/21/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
You have multiople problems created by a hack builder. You need to document everything to date immediately with notes, photographs, and a report from an experienced home inspector. Then contact a lawyer who is experienced in realestate and construction law. There have been precedents set for this tyupe of claim. You insurance company may or may not be a help. Either they might help providing a lawyer to hit the buiolder and his insurance co or they might drop you like a hot potatoe after hearing the word mold so talk to an attorney first.

Excellence is its own reward!


Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Even the simplest holiday decorations can achieve a high visual impact. Here, an unadorned garland held in place with whit... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR carpet tiles are a simple and affordable way to customize a floor covering for any space. You can make anything from ... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon