01:12PM | 02/11/03
Member Since: 02/10/03
2 lifetime posts
We have a 9 1/2 foot long crack in our tile that goes out the back door, and you can see where it continues down the foundation. There is other cracking in the grout on the other side of the house. There is also cracking all through the ceiling. Our home is less than 1 1/2 years old. The builder says he has to track the cracks before he can say if it's really the foundation cracking. The foundation is slab-on-grade, 3 1/2 inches thick, no wire mesh ... the builder says there is fiber in the slab, but it wasn't on the invoice.
At this point, I'm not sure what to do.

Jay J

01:19PM | 02/11/03
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi jewelee,

Take pictures and get what you can in writing as to what the Builder will do, INCLUDING just waiting!!! Just tell him you want some 'reassurance' in writing. You should also keep a diary of info relating to your home problems. Document your in-person discussions, phone discussions, written discussions, email discussions, all with dates, times, and 'who was involved'. You never know it but, some day, it may come to having a Judge decide. The more you show diligence, the better the odds are in your favor.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: God Bless America!


01:43PM | 02/11/03
Member Since: 02/10/03
2 lifetime posts
Thank you Jay J.,
I've been doing exactly that. I guess my real question is just how serious can this be with the house? And, how do they fix it? I don't trust the builder to do much more than try to put "band-aids" on the problems that we can see. Then down the road 5 or 6 years have some really major problems.
It sure seems to me that we should have some type of re-inforcement in the slab. It's approximately 61' x 61'.
Thank you for your help,
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