Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
My advice for getting things fixed before closing is send a list with picture of issues to the PM as you see them. Don't feel like you have to wait until the final walk through to say what's wrong. Spend time in each room and bring a light, it's hard to see in the rooms with no lights until you move in and install lights.
Ones we get settled in we will post picture.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Monday, August 10, 2015
Our Final-Walk-Thru / Pre Settlement Demonstration (whatever they want to call it) is tomorrow and I know that it’s going to be a lot to go over. Since visiting last weekend we found more issues, which it normal to see more issues the more you look. Our PM said he was working on my list I sent them for the last 2 weeks, yet only couple were finished this weekend. I really thought he would have done more. That leaves him only 2 full days to do everything else on my list, which I don't think he will have time. So most I will need to get in writing that they will be done after closing. I wonder if he is going to fight me over fixing some of my issues. If so, I will be asking for his manger contact information, as I won’t stand for poor quality work and a house that doesn’t meant code. If the manager gives me any fight on things that don’t meant code I will ask for the name of the county inspector that passed it and will be filing a complaint with county, saying that inspector is passing things that don’t meet code. I bet the county inspector didn’t look around as much as he should have, not that he doesn’t know the code. I’m sure that will get my point across.
Sunday, August 2, 2015
So we haven’t heard from our PM yet since he is still on vacation, and we didn’t want to contact the other PM listed on his out of office e-mail, as it wasn’t emergency. We wanted to give him time himself to address the issues. With that being said if we don’t hear back on Monday or like what he has to say, my husband will be stopping by on Tuesday morning to go over everything with him in person. As we want everything fixed that we have pointed out to him before the final walk thru, done by the final walk thru. We don’t expect our PM to be perfect, no one is, but he should be able fix things pointed out to him in a timely manner (We gave 2 weeks, he used 1 as vacation). If he is able to do this then we will make sure it’s reflected well in our survey. This week he said they would be finishing up the outside, that clearly didn't happen, lol. It still looks the same, so next week is the last week for this. We also noticed a couple more things wrong this week, some after some research. I was worrying about our cleanout in the basement pipe. It’s facing in the wall not out, making it hard to actual cleanout if needed. So I looked up the code and it doesn’t meet code the way the clean out is currently installed. Along with them sealing the wall closed over it, big no no. It must be accessible, so that will be fixed. We also measured between some of outlets and don't meet code, after we even paid to add an extra one, lol. It's sad the county inspector did even catch all these things that don't meet code. So I will email him to add these to the list along most listed below. I don't think our PM realized how detail we are at checking things, until he reads our list of what's wrong.
Picture time (all pretty flooring)
And now for the pictures of things I'm adding to my list.Sealed cleanoutCleanout turned the wrong wayDoorbell doesn't workRocks all over our yard, weren't there last weekCabniet trim in kitchen needs to be touched upThere is squeak in the floor hereMissing trim around bathtubAnother chip in tileDidn't grout here at tub in master (tub was not secured down yet)Trim not nailed to the wall yetMaster bathroom door painted over peeling doorStairway light scratched upBad mud jobCeiling light in basement dented
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
1. In Basement the Front Left Speaker isn’t cut out, all the rest appear to be cut out with plates over
2. Cabinet doors and draws aren’t straight in the Kitchen
3. Siding isn’t down far enough down to cover framing braces, noticeable in the rear of the house
4. There are large gaps on where the siding and cement meet at the basement window, these gaps are too large to just be filled with caulk. (there were a lot of siding/caulking issues we saw all around the outside, didn’t list all)
5. Basement Door doesn’t shut well
6. Extra hole for switch of the fan in half bathroom upstairs, both the fan and light need to be on the same switch plate
7. In Kitchen the counter top lip was installed, but it shouldn’t, (please leave lip installed where it goes all the way up to the bar near sink, just remove the small 3in lip)
(picture below is the lip to leave installed)
8. The Master bathroom shower walls have a bunch of chipped wall tile installed
9. Missing soap dish in Master bathroom shower
10. Wrong tile was installed in Master bathroom shower floor (The flooring company showed us a tile that was a cream color (almond, pictured below) and told us it was the only tile we could have for the shower floor, as we aren’t allowed to miss match our tile and it was the one that went with the tile we selected for the wall and floor for that bathroom, yet a dark gray tile was installed)
11. The corner tile in master bathroom tub should be one tile not two tiles put together
12. The light in extra room of the unfinished area has no pull string or switch that turns it off/on
13. The outlet in the unfinished area of the basement near the cabling box has a wire running to the outlet that isn’t rated for the outlet installed
14. Wall bump out between the family room and hallway on the kitchen bar side isn’t square
15. The handrail in the stairwell has rough joints, nicks, and rough patches on it
16. There is water in the pan of the HVAC unit in the basement