We blogged about the building process of our house to document it for ourselves and to help others. Our house is finished and we have moved in and we love our home. Building a house isn't a process that goes perfectly, no matter what builder you pick, and this is our story. Every problem we had during the building process has been made right by Ryan homes. This isn't complaint blog, its how we felt at the time of our post during the building process.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Week 10, Some Carpet, Shower door and not much more

It doesn't seem like they did that much this week. A little disappointing, but we still have 3 more weeks until closing. It was locked for the first time this week, so we had to make an appointment to see. Since there wasn't much new to look at, so we went over everything to make a list of things that need fixing, leaving out things like drywall and paint. We tried to send this issue list to our PM, but he is on vacation this week. More disappointment, he didn't give us a heads up because we asked for him to tell us if he was going on vacation during our build, and he said no. So it looks like he won't be looking at my list until he returns. I want everything fixed before our final walk-through, so he will have one week to fix everything by the time he gets back from his vacation. 

The main thing I notice is they move to the next step without finishing the step before, which creates more work redoing both steps. I blame my PM for this, he shouldn't scheduling step 2 without step 2 done correctly. I mean come on outlet covers on outlets that still need drywall around the outlet. 

Carpet and shower door pictures

Lighter color carpet pictured is in the basement and second floor, the darker color carpet for the 1st floor isn't  installed yet.
All the same color

Shower door was installed, after trying fight it, looks better than I thought it would but it really takes away from the upgraded tile. 

Here is my list and this doesn't cover everything we saw.

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

With all that wrong and everything else that still needs to be done, we have a long way to go. Can wait to inspect the flooring without it covered, cabniets cleaned, and walls touched up/repainted. Looking forward to hearing back from our PM on when he gets back about my list. 


  1. Wow, that's a lot! I can't believe the still installed the shower tile with it cracked...unless they did something after it was done? I hope they all of these things quickly for you!

  2. Yea, I would think it would common sense to select another tile. After all we saw the leftover tile not chipped or cracked just sitting there, why didn't they use thoose pieces instead. There about 5 tiles like that. What a waste of effort, installing something you're going to have remove and reinstall. I guess it could have happened after they installed it but it's not likely.

  3. You are doing it right...you have pictures and everything is documented (your selections vs. what was actually installed) and they will have to fix it. IF anything were to remain un-fixed, just remember the golden key is that 30 day survey. Hold on to it until they fix EVERY LITTLE THING (no matter how much pressure, if any, you all receive)! :-)