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Update on my house problem
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Sammie    Posted 05-06-2002 at 12:37:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The real estate agent and his contractor came out this morning and looked at the walls, foundation and everything in between on the north side and the northeast end of the back wall and agreed. The job of replacing the seal and rim joist was botched and as a result, pushed the walls out and off of the foundation. Futher more, after the walls were knocked out of place, they guy came inside of the house, put down 3 layers of subfloor which is now holding the walls out so that has to be cut before the walls can be moved back in over the foundation. The back wall is a bearing wall and it is floating in space. They have returned to the agents office and are going to do some number crunching as to how much it will cost to fix it. He asked before he left if it's fixed to code and the floor cut and walls moved back in, would I be happy then? I said YES!! It's not a new construction, I'm a reasonable person and a proper repair is all I wanted in the first place. I think they are going to do it right this time. I'm praying!!!


Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-06-2002 at 17:40:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sammie; Get it in writing what they are going to do for you. Also have it in writing that you are not paying for the work and that it will be done to code. You look like you might win on this one. Glad you stood your ground!! Mark H.


LH    Posted 05-06-2002 at 13:38:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good luck sammie, and if you don't get a positive response shortly, I'd keep nagging them until the fix is done properly.


Katrina    Posted 05-06-2002 at 12:42:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like you're on your way. Keep your chin up and your eyes on the job they're doing. Good luck and keep us updated.


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