Friday, June 7, 2013

More rain

When it rains, it pours.  I'm not talking about just rain here but also talking about our bad luck and experience so far. Since the foundation issue (and flood, and delays which resulted in higher mortgage rate and....) bad things are just keep on coming our way.  WE ARE CURSED!

Small concern out of the way first.
Last night it rained so I thought it would be a good opportunity for me to check for any leakage after the shingles installation.  Well............. of course there is.  There was no flashing for the living room bump-out ceiling so that part of the floor got water dropping from the ceiling.  The front door left open so the entrance is also wet.  I know they tell you the wood is made to withstand getting wet but just because it can, doesn't mean it should.  The OSB boards can get wet but I don't think they were made to be soaked in water for a long period of time. The constant wet and dry cycles is probably bad.

                             As of Monday evening 6/10/2013 , still a pool of water sitting there.

Water dripping from ceiling

The 2 pictures below were taken from 2 different houses but at the same spot of these houses.    It holds the roof and the steel beam for the garage.  Do you see the differences between these 2 pictures.

The first picture is from my neighbor down the street and the 2nd pic is (that's right) my house.  I would say they did a very poor job of it.  My neighbor's house is clean and everything fitting nicely.  On my house, the concrete is slanted (probably from the early bad foundation pour).  The wood appears to be seated incorrectly on the concrete base, only 35% of it is resting on it.  Why is there a gap in between?   Here is another closer look.  Should we be concern? 
(update: This has been fixed after bringing to PM's attention, will update with pic when I get a change to take one)

On my last post, I email our SR and PM's manager about helping with closing cost and some closing credit but have not heard back from them yet.  In the mean while, I have continue to discover problems with this house.  PM is on vacation since last week but will be back Monday.


  1. I would hire a private home inspector and have them go everything before the drywall and then again before you close. I'm sorry you are having such bad luck, fingers crossed it gets better.

    1. Thanks,

      What we are most worried about is the bad foundation pouring because it affect everything else to follow. First was the basement steel beams and now the garage support not lining up.
      It's been a bad experience so far.

  2. our lumber arrived and it is getting really soaked on the lot with non stop rain.. our basement is a swimming pool. sharing some of that luck you are enjoying!

  3. Wow Cloud, every post it gets worse and worse! It has to turn around at some point...right? Good luck and I hope your experience gets much better, this is supposed to be enjoyable.

  4. I sincerely hope you haven't gotten what we've had here in Central VA. Torrential rain. Uck. My husband and I poked around in our neighbors' houses this weekend, and the ones that weren't under roof or were only partially (not shingled) roofed were swamped. Surely RH will square it all away before they proceed. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you.

  5. Wow that really doesn't seem right! I can't imagine they are happy with their contractor's work!