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Old 12-13-2010, 06:31 PM
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I realize I am resurrecting an old thread here. My girlfriend had her house built by Beazer and based on what I have seen the house is an utter pile of crap. Shoddy construction and cheap materials mean that she is out more than a quarter million dollars. Here is the short list of problems:

Every window leaks to the point that you can feel a draft in the house moving from the front of the house to the rear.

The exterior doors leak air to the point that you can feel a draft in the house moving from the front of the house to the rear.

The walls leak air around outlets and light switches.

The walls leak air from where the walls meet the foundation (no sill seal)

There are water leaks throughout the house from the roof.

Drywall was done by a crew of drunk monkeys. Worst drywall job I have seen in 40 years. I have seen habit houses with better drywall jobs.

Nails popping out of drywall.

There is no point in having a garage door as the gaps are so big that you can see so much daylight with the door closed that you can read a book in there with the lights out. It is so cold in there that this winter I will have to build a special insulated enclosure to protect the furnace and water heater - in addition to having already insulated the pipes on the hot water heater.

Kitchen cabinets are falling off the walls.

Exterior door strike plates improperly installed - doors do not close and you can see daylight through them. Bugs just walk right in during the summer - snow comes in during winter.

Shower doors not plumb and square - do not close and seal so water gets out all over the place.

Water pipes under slab foundation are not insulated.

Interior doors not hung properly and do not close or will not stay open.

Ducting not sealed - conditioned air leaks into attic or between drywall and insulation.

I see this as part of an ongoing trend where builders charge huge amounts of money for homes that are built by untrained minimum wage guys with no trade-skills at all, yet, the builders charge as if their product were created by artisans. Unbelievably terrible construction. Worst home construction I have seen in twenty years and my father made a living as an attorney suing the pants off of fly-by-night builders.
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