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Old 09-14-2010, 12:26 PM
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Hidden danger with [new production-built] Home. Twelve years ago I bought a [new production-built] home in Rockville MD but I didnít discover it was exposing me, my family and my friends to Radom gas. Radon is a radioactive colorless, odorless, tasteless gas and is a known cancer producer. The radon was discovered when I recently had the house inspected for resale. [new production-built] workmen had installed a pipe from the basement to the roof that was supposed to exhaust the Radon gas that accumulated under the foundation. The house inspector discovered that there was a pipe in the basement and a pipe sticking out of the roof but the two separate pipes had never been connected. The ends of the two unconnected pipes were in a location hidden from normal view.

On May 10 (4 months ago) I sent [the builder] a photo of the two unconnected pipes. I also sent them a copy of the $885 bill that I paid to have the problem fixed with a request that they reimburse me. Since then they have largely ignored my phone calls, FAXs, and emails. If you are considering a [new production-built] home I would recommend you have an independent house inspection done to make sure there are no hidden flaws or dangers.

Gerald Barkdoll now in Placitas, NM

Last edited by bmwguydc; 09-14-2010 at 08:32 PM.. Reason: Removed builder name so as not to be a consumer complaint. The message works for any new home. Thanks.
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