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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
    Consultations with an attorney are generally free. I would look into it for sure. Using LVL outside is just plain negligence.

    Alot of builders today are also using OSB for roof sheeting. As soon as water hits that stuff though its all over.
    I know right Jeff......an experienced contractor should know better.

    Are you kidding me??? Cost vs reputation ----why would these professionals take the chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gorja View Post
    Your home is only 8 years old. That's ridiculous. Seek out an attorney
    Yes gorja it has been 8 years. But here is the catch, structurally, the builder is responsible according to the statue in NYS -- 7 years. I'm a year too late. I'm always a dollar short too...LOL

    We did check with our homeowners insurance and they said only sudden weather related incidents are covered. This structural problem is supposedly our responsibility because it passed the statured 7 years

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortstuff View Post
    Yes gorja it has been 8 years. But here is the catch, structurally, the builder is responsible according to the statue in NYS -- 7 years. I'm a year too late. I'm always a dollar short too...LOL

    We did check with our homeowners insurance and they said only sudden weather related incidents are covered. This structural problem is supposedly our responsibility because it passed the statured 7 years
    I would lawyer up. This is not a simple defect. This was known negligence. How on earth did it even pass inspection?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortstuff View Post
    Yes gorja it has been 8 years. But here is the catch, structurally, the builder is responsible according to the statue in NYS -- 7 years. I'm a year too late. I'm always a dollar short too...LOL

    We did check with our homeowners insurance and they said only sudden weather related incidents are covered. This structural problem is supposedly our responsibility because it passed the statured 7 years
    That really sucks. I'm surprised there is no complaints on the BBB site from other homeowners.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
    I would lawyer up. This is not a simple defect. This was known negligence. How on earth did it even pass inspection?!
    With Jeff Simme as our Code Enforcement Officer at the time, speaks volumes. I agree with you, and you make a good point-negligence is still a viable claim. Hmm I need to give that some real consideration..thanks Jeff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gorja View Post
    That really sucks. I'm surprised there is no complaints on the BBB site from other homeowners.
    I don't think he is registered with the BBB site at all. Not surprising too. But there should be some backlash from the HOA about this. Something we are looking into gorja.

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    The LVL beams will be replaced the next couple of weeks. They start the project today, they have to build support walls to support the upper deck and then remove the beams, secure the deck by replacing new ones and then they will wrap the beams to prevent them from weather exposure. I believe the main emphasis on this project is to make sure the beams are weather protected & the upper deck is secure. How much this will entail will be in the thousands. The builder is aware and he does not care

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    Update: Code Enforcement Officer has been made aware of the situation and now has become concerned that these homes are having structural problems, less than tens years old. The residents are being made aware and are now contacting their CEO and it looks like a lawsuit might occur. Definitely my issue has opened up a can of worms. I'll keep everyone posted, but in contacting one homeowner, they told me that the builder upon completion of their home said to the homeowner that he knows the LVL beams should be covered planned on covering them but never did it. The homeowners apparently let it slip their mind to make the builder do it, now they are upset. So the builder knew, didn't do it, now his homes are collapsing. Crazy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortstuff View Post
    Update: Code Enforcement Officer has been made aware of the situation and now has become concerned that these homes are having structural problems, less than tens years old. The residents are being made aware and are now contacting their CEO and it looks like a lawsuit might occur. Definitely my issue has opened up a can of worms. I'll keep everyone posted, but in contacting one homeowner, they told me that the builder upon completion of their home said to the homeowner that he knows the LVL beams should be covered planned on covering them but never did it. The homeowners apparently let it slip their mind to make the builder do it, now they are upset. So the builder knew, didn't do it, now his homes are collapsing. Crazy!
    Good. You should all file suit. I would be going after the builder everyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
    Good. You should all file suit. I would be going after the builder everyday.
    That is the plan Jeff. First before doing that, it's important to have the facts and all the documentation in hand before taking down the builder. The proof is what the association can use to get what the homeowners deserve after the amount of money everyone paid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortstuff View Post
    That is the plan Jeff. First before doing that, it's important to have the facts and all the documentation in hand before taking down the builder. The proof is what the association can use to get what the homeowners deserve after the amount of money everyone paid.
    Good shorty. Kick some a$$


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    Quote Originally Posted by gorja View Post
    Good shorty. Kick some a$$

    LOL girlfriend

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    An update:
    The LVL's and structural project has been completed. Ivy Lea Construction did an amazing job. If anyone is interested in a professional contracting company that does stellar work, Ivy Lea is great.

    While they were doing the construction, they found that the columns that hold up the roof to the upper deck was not attached. As dumfounded as they were/ ourselves, they were proactive in securing the column that holds up the roof. Not a company that does just what they see. Very thorough.

    A lesson to be learned here....

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    Glad to hear, it's all done


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