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Old 08-31-2007, 12:52 PM
Location: Union County
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[quote=dsolnmsol;651219]Mind if I add one more thing to that??? Ok....good. *** DON'T GIVE UP! ***
Alot of unhappy neighbors have shared their horror stories with me only to just throw in the towel and give up. Believe me, just like insurance adjusters, the builder hopes (sometimes in vein) that a homeowner will give up, too.

Thats a provincial statement about builders. Thats like saying all car salesman are sleazy. There are good builders out there that want to do the right thing and unlike insurance adjusters, we at least have a soul.

Last edited by ganggreen; 08-31-2007 at 01:05 PM.. Reason: typo
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Old 09-04-2007, 04:40 PM
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Glad to hear it seems like you've gotten your easement taken care of.

I, on the other hand have BOULDERS the size of Texas in my backyard that they won't remove. They knew the boulders were there - put the sod right smack on top of 'em - which of course means that there's nothing for the sod to attach to....so I can't seem to grow any grass in a good portion of my backyard. I thought they were going to remove them last Friday - they sent 2 guys with shovels...would only remove the rocks the two guys could lift. What a joke! So now I'm trying to get them to come up with an 'alternative' solution since I can't seem to get grass to grow... any suggestions?
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Old 09-04-2007, 08:13 PM
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We have the same boulder problem in our backyard, my hubby has already removed two, one of which he couldn't even pick up. He had to roll it next door to the open lot under construction since he couldn't even lift into the dumpster. We still have many more but we found to just fix ourselves. We asked them to fix at least 3 times and each time they have done the same thing, remove the smaller then throw another piece of sod over the open hole. We now have half fescue and half crabgrass as the newer sod is all weeds. We are doing a complete yard overhaul this fall. Let the games begin. LOL
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Old 09-04-2007, 08:41 PM
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When I went to this community it was like the nicest community I had ever seen. I still like it to this day. it was a little out of my price range. I can't believe they have all these issues. Hope you guys can get it right because its really nice!
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Old 09-13-2007, 05:39 AM
Location: Charlotte
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Originally Posted by dsolnmsol View Post
I tried that on my drainage issue. The regional manager at the time addmitted in front of a county engineer that it was, in fact, dangerous, but, refused to rectify the problem. We got into a slightly heated arguement standing on the edge of this drainage area and the manager blatantly refused to do anything to make it 'safe', citing it wasn't their responsibility.

While I did not get the results I wanted for safety, currently, the situation is under 'control'. Now, whether or not the drainage holds and doesn't cave in anymore is a wait-and-see issue. To date, this drainage issue has been 'addressed' a total of 5 times. I've lived here less than two years. The builder still did not 'fix' it the way the county told them it was to be fixed. The builder took the 'cheap' way out and did it 'their' way. (not surprising) So, we're watching to see if this last 'fix' holds up. So far, it's held up for about 7 months. Having said that, we're in a drought. If and when the rains start up again.....we'll see if it holds up.

You might also want to try one of the "On Your Side" news coverage. These companies hate that type of publicity. Good luck.
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Old 11-25-2007, 03:41 PM
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Default Lot 43 - Turkey Oak Drive


We just went into contract on lot 43 - one of the last spec homes on this street.

I'd LOVE to hear if I should be concerned or ecstatic about our pending purchase. Anyone else with ideas?

Thank you!
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:56 AM
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Default Fairington Oaks today

I've been trying to read through all these threads and get a fair picture of people's experiences. All these things didn't happen in Fairington Oaks, did they? How are things today in Fairington Oaks, especially now that McCarr Homes is gone? (We've seen properties on the web that we might want to come down and see.)
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