31: House Problems

Different Standards

It amazes me the things the builder did on the house that just wasn’t up to par, we call this House Problems.  We kept track of everything during the build process, Jerry was there every single day Monday through Friday and often on Saturdays.  We know when things were done, and we know when weeks would go by and nobody would work on the house.  We watched when work was being done, often having to point out deficiencies as they went along.  Some times they would correct it on the spot, other times they refused to change it.  We just wanted to make sure things were done right since we didn’t trust the builder to do it right.

Below are some of the pictures showing problems the builder and/or subs didn’t address.  Be careful who you hire to build your house.


 

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We had to repaint every cabinet on the inside!

 

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Inside a kitchen cabinet. Dirty and nasty.

 

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Inside a kitchen cabinet. Nasty.

 

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Son of a gun, another floor scratch.

 

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Would you want to look at this every day? We don’t.

 

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Yes, the hall wall is that crooked.

 

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Oh that’s OK, it’s hardly noticeable. No, again.

 

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Where the switch for the fireplace is supposed to be.

 

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What’s missing here? Yep, gas logs.

 

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Well looky here, another scratch in the floor.

 

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Oh yes, another scratch in the floor.

 

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Imagine that, more scratches in the floor.

 

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And still more scratches in the floor.

 

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Another cabinet improperly aligned.

 

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The cabinet lines up…. close?

 

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More gaps between the siding and the soffit.

 

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No screen to keep out birds and bugs. Sewer vent inside the attic!

 

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Corbel supposedly holding the granite top.

 

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Scratches in the floor.

 

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Scratches in the floor.

 

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A gouge in the floor.

 

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Another perfect fit, am I right?

 

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A perfect fit, no?

 

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Oh, it’s only a small gap.

 

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The absolute worst rock work ever seen by us. It looks good from the road, they said.

 

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Gap between the house siding and the soffit.

 

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Gap between the house siding and the soffit.

 

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Pocket door won’t close, the trim is too tight.

 

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In the middle of the living room floor. Put a chair over or something to hide it.

 

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More crooked door pulls.

 

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Pocket Door slot is too tight, it scrapes the paint.

 

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The man said… It looks straight to me. Um, no.

 

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$5 drawer glide set instead of $16 full extension set with bearings.

 

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El Cheapo drawer glides again. What were they thinking?

 

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Let’s put the flooring down too soon.  What could possibly go wrong?

 

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Doesn’t everybody want cheap drawer glides? We sure don’t.

 

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This is OK, we’ll just hide it.


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