On Mon, 10 Dec 2007 13:52:48 -0800 (PST), email@example.com wrote:
I find it funny that now you are explaining this to me. Like what the
hell do I care. You're so wrapped up in your confrontations in here
that you missed the whole point. I think you are a wanna be moron. You
think that EE degree makes you something special and in reality all it
does is make your BOORING!!! But like all EE's such as yourself, it
can be quite entertaining at times.
And I find it funny how you're so huffed up over my having the
Aprilaire 760 humdifier for 10 years, liking it and recommending it
that you're now following me around in other threads like a juvenile
and making an ass of yourself.
You obviously must care, cause you keep posting crap and taking pot
shots. Like entering this thread, huffing and puffing with personal
attacks after I simply pointed out that the poster that told the OP he
can't sue the builder but must sue his insurance company is wrong.
That was simple and correct, yet you chose to attack me over it.
On Mon, 10 Dec 2007 19:31:54 -0800 (PST), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Boo Hoo. It sounds to me like you would like a little cheese with that
whine. Grow some balls you little girl.
and there is NOTHING simple OR Correct about anything you post.
It looks more like you just like to see the alphabet (and lots of it)
printed on a white background.
The builder has 7 homes he built with no buyer. I get the feeling he
is trying to finish this up so he can fold the company. Many owners
are having the same problems. Also problems with water leaks and
concrete driveways cracking. Builders like this make them all look
bad.Funny thing, I asked for copies of all public records for my house-
(like building inspections),asked in person 3 times, phoned 5 times
and sent a registered letter last week. I think someone in the town is
trying to hide something.
Call the newspaper and ***all*** your local TV news departments NOW. If
you're in a small city like mine, they love stuff like this.
Public employees often do better work when faced with embarrassment and
humiliation. Television can help with this.
I live in the Mojave Desert. Builders took a beating some years ago,
because some homes were actually sinking into the ground. Elevation
A person I know collected a large sum, made the repairs himself and
sold the house.
His lawyer may have been from out of town - not sure. Google house
defects +LAS VEGAS +Attorney. (or some such, post 1996)
On Dec 5, 12:01 pm, email@example.com wrote:
They tested the soil right next to my foundation. They went down 6
feet/ nothing but sand and wet clay. After reaching 6 feet the soil
impact tester dropped out of site at 2 spots with no resistance. Time
to "lawyer up"
You probably should seek the advice of a lawyer and check to see if the
builder is still in business.
Your post is a bit confusing since you claim the house is not able to
bear it's specified load but you prove this with soil tests. I suspect that
you mean that the foundation has problems. As others have said a house with
a bad foundation has little value. You'll need to fix this. With luck the
builder will pay.
Have there been foundation failures in your immediate area?
Are there any indications that there is settlement?
What prompted you to have the soils analyzed 2 1/2 years later?
What did the test results indicate is the bearing capacity of your
I find this subject fascinating, I am thinking of buying a new home and never
thought this a problem. I assumed that this test was run by the builder
before construction. I guess I should never assume anything. Other posters
suggested fixing the problem and my question is how do you "fix" this problem?
The OP sounds like being stuck with a "defective house" means it cannot be
repaired. Did the engineer tell you this? Also, what kind of foundation do
you have? Full basement, concrete slab, crawlspace?
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There are lots of businesses that do foundation repair. The solution to a
problem depends on the problem. From the OP's post it sounds as if his home
was built on poorly compacted fill dirt, the house is now compacting the
fill dirt, and this is happening unevenly thus causing foundation cracks. So
someone needs to dig or push down to good, well compacted, soil and pour
some piers under the sagging foundation. Not cheap but the house is
repairable unless it was actually built in a swamp or someplace without good
soil within a reachable depth..
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