cracked concrete slab has patch in it-slab only 2-3 inches thick


MY 3 year old house built on a concrete slab has a new crack I found (the 6th one) in the floor of a room where I was removing builder (Veranda Homes LLC) installed carpet. The crack is 14 feet long and at one end was a bad patch job that was a 1 1/2 foot hole. I tapped on the patch area to find that it sounded hollow, then the patch crumbled. I found that my slab is only 2-3 inches thick in this area and not the required 4 inches by building code. How do I repair this hole? Builder is uncooperative.House is only 3 years old. http://verandahomessucks.com /
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On Fri 05 Sep 2008 04:03:30a, hands on told us...

Dig a deeper hole and pour more concrete.
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Wayne Boatwright

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The original concrete was supposed to be fiber reinforced, what kind should I use to fill the hole?
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YA, good luck with that.... LMAO!
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Why is this funny? A house with code violations has reduced value on the market, buyer should be compensated for his losses.
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On Sep 5, 10:26 am, "Steve Barker DLT"

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Two reasons it's funny:
1. He'll never re-coop his losses from a lawsuit.
2. Should have been watching as it was being built.
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Why is this funny? A house with code violations has reduced value on the market, buyer should be compensated for his losses.
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On Fri, 5 Sep 2008 10:17:06 -0500, Steve Barker DLT wrote:

Why not? He will also loose his investment in this house with such a shabby foundation. Walls will have major cracking and will not appreciate in value. Op will have a difficult time selling if he does not get this dealt with immediately.

You are assuming he ordered the house. Many builders build and then sell. Can't do much about that. It is still built in violation of the building code. The contractor is in jeopardy of loosing his license if this goes to court.

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I have a structural engineer coming today to give me formal evaluation for legal proceedings with builder and town that okd the slab inspection.
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On Fri, 5 Sep 2008 09:26:47 -0500, Steve Barker DLT wrote:

Built in violation of code.

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hands on wrote:

Is this part of a complex of homes? Neighbors have problems? Slab poured by sub-contractor?
Have you written to the builder? County/state construction boards and licensing boards?
If ever there was a case for calling in the cavalry, this sounds like one.....attorney, prosecutor, etc.
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wrote:

Agree completely.
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I contacted the builder, this was his response to my letting him know I had another crack and I wanted him to buy back my home- "My attorney will be in touch to discuss all your accusations and libelous statements. Any offer will be contingent on current actions in place." As you can see I am not dealing with a concerned person.
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hands on wrote:

I would do nothing to make further repairs to the slab. Write a business-like letter listing with precise wording describing the defects. Send it certified mail, with cc to state construction board if you have one, local building code authority. Of course a good attorney would be my first choice if I had the $ and expected better conduct from one than from builder. :o)
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I told my builder I had a structural engineer evaluate my house and he found my home was not built to specs in the building plans. The guy could care less.
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hands on wrote:

get a lawyer. make him care.
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