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Process for dealing with drainage problems in soon to be new house.

Process for dealing with drainage problems in soon to be new house.


Old 09-08-12, 07:44 PM
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Process for dealing with drainage problems in soon to be new house.

We are moving into new construction and there is water pooling on the side of the house. We are moving in, no matter what. The builder is cheap and lazy and does not want to deal with the problem. He says you get 72 hours before the water should disapate. Is this something the city can look at? I would like to go around him.
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Old 09-09-12, 03:53 AM
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If you have water pooling beside the house, get the contractor off his lazy behind and get it away from the foundation via landscaping, which I am sure is in his scope. Unless the city caused the problem, don't look for them to fix it. Yeah, in 72 hours the water will be putting pressure on the foundation wall. It may be gone from the surface, but where did it go?? Get him moving on it fast. Are there gutters and downspouts, yet? Does he have the water from the downspouts moving away from the foundation?
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What stage of construction is the house in? Posting a pic or two might help us to better understand the situation. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html
Old 09-13-12, 03:53 PM
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It's your money that the lazy contractor is being paid to deal with all aspects of the house-building process. Trying to get others involved doesn't sound very prudent to me, unless they are somehow responsible for the water in the first place (as others have mentioned).
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