Saturday, March 6, 2010

Leak Update

A leak detection specialist was here yesterday trying to figure out where the water is coming from underneath the house. At one point when he came into the kitchen, I asked how it was going. He said, "Well, I found two so far." HUH?!? TWO?!? Then he says, "But the one outside will be much easier and less expensive to fix. It won't destroy your house." Um, meaning the one inside will???

What we know is that the builder or whoever ends up "fixing" or band-aiding the problem will literally have to jackhammer into the foundation to get down to the problem. I had a lot of people theorized that it was probably the cold weather we've had here in Texas recently that caused the pipes to fail. Not according to the leak specialist - he's guessing there is a construction defect, one that probably occurred when the concrete was laid. He said we won't know for sure until we dig everything up and that this would've happened at some point. He even suggested this house is possibly a ticking time bomb and that this won't be the last time we experience something like this.

So what now? We've drafted a letter to send to the builder to give them notice they need to come address this - NOW! Depending on what we find, we could be potentially looking at litigating this stupid hell hole of a house. Updates to come...

In the meantime, please don't forget to pray for Layla Grace and her family - www.laylagrace.org.

2 comments:

Amanda said...

Good God...who the heck is your builder!? Just want to make sure we never use them! I hope you get to sue the crap out of them! That is insane. Maybe your house really is haunted!

Suzy said...

That sucks!! I hope there is some good news in this somewhere for you.