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Old 09-30-2015, 08:06 PM
 
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Thanks for your input EDS. I feel a little better knowing that it's not as bad as it looks. The pics that I took were during the early framing process. Currently, the house is roughed and enclosed already - was wondering if you think that might affect the framers ability to go back and correct these issues.

I have been requesting to meet with the construction managers to discuss these issues. They have a framing inspection in a few days, and want to wait until after the inspection to meet. I'm not sure if they are just trying to find out what they can get away with not fixing.

Nonetheless, I appreciate the feedback. Thanks!
1. Sheathing on the exterior will make some of the repairs a bit more difficult. But that's not your problem. All sheathing can be removed, cut and repaired etc.

2. Your builder's guys are probably hoping the city will green tag the framing but that looks like a long shot to me. More likely they expect a red tag hoping that the inspector will order them to fix a few of the worst problems but not everything you suspect is lacking.

IMO you should be prepared to prioritize the deficiencies you see and fight for the several that are really important and yield on some others.
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Old 09-30-2015, 08:55 PM
 
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Thanks for your input EDS!

Forgot to include the pics of my patio which they are stating is " normal " --- despite the huge slope.





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Old 09-30-2015, 09:48 PM
 
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Thanks for your input EDS!

Forgot to include the pics of my patio which they are stating is " normal " --- despite the huge slope.




Oh man. That's one of those things that's just dumb. You should ask them to float that to make the grade less than 10% or whatever it is or maybe have the tile guy set some rocks on the porch and build up the base to make the surface a bit more flat. I like a lot of slope but that is really nuts - if that concrete is finished smoothly it'll be a slip hazard.
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Old 10-01-2015, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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Kind of a marketing spoof to call a subdivision in Little Elm the name Frisco Hills I bet the land is also flat. 😛
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Old 10-01-2015, 07:54 AM
 
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Frisco ISD, which is what sells it. Not completely flat.
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Old 10-01-2015, 12:17 PM
 
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Frisco ISD, which is what sells it. Not completely flat.
Bingo.

The current phase is built out as well and no builders have started building on the next phase. I have heard a few months until they begin that section.

Also, Build times are astronomical. I have heard anywhere from 8-12 months build times. I mean Grand Homes and FTH still have lots available in the front section.

Smells like a selling opportunity.
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Old 10-08-2015, 06:20 PM
 
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Unfortunately, Little Elm inspectors passed the framing today. I'm honestly shocked.

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1. Sheathing on the exterior will make some of the repairs a bit more difficult. But that's not your problem. All sheathing can be removed, cut and repaired etc.

2. Your builder's guys are probably hoping the city will green tag the framing but that looks like a long shot to me. More likely they expect a red tag hoping that the inspector will order them to fix a few of the worst problems but not everything you suspect is lacking.

IMO you should be prepared to prioritize the deficiencies you see and fight for the several that are really important and yield on some others.
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Old 10-09-2015, 12:06 AM
 
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I'm not. They passed my friend's house that had 2 short pieces just nailed together for a rafter; not sistered.
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