10:16PM | 01/11/18
Member Since: 01/11/18
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Hello, i am having a home built and the sub-contractor just finished the "drying-in" portion of my home. We are having rain right now, i went and inspected the house and there leaks inside and outside the home where the dormers are. The bank inspector is due to look at the home soon... i told the contractor but he said it was because there is no siding up yet.

I have no clue, i am a disabled veteran and this is my first home (handicapped accessible). Any help will be appreciated. Should i not pay until this is fix or addressed?


10:35PM | 01/11/18
Member Since: 01/11/18
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10:38PM | 01/11/18
Member Since: 01/11/18
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How come i cannot upload pics?


06:41PM | 01/12/18
I just had a home built. How did they define “dry in”? Roof (ex. Felt) paper and shingles and outer house wrap on yet? All need to be installed correctly. No gaps and possibly taped seams, extra care when butting up to irregular shapes in the structure. Siding will help as it’s another layer between your house and water as long as the water run over not under the siding next to the home long term.

My house got a lot without roof being dried w/o shingles or roofing material. Lack of roof and windows will give you not fun puddles. If windows & doors are not in place with trim, wrap or flashing you’ll have water issues sooner or later. You need doors and windows sealed.

I feel “dry in” includes the ability to successfully install drywall and store interior material without those getting wet.
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