Donbecker Posted January 2, 2007 Share Posted January 2, 2007 Hi all,As some of ya may be aware, the wife and I bought a new house. Prior to moving in, it rained and there was a leak. The leak went from the second floor down thru to the first floor. The builder told us that the roof hadn't been completed (ie, the flashing was missing) and so this wasn't a defect per se. So we move in. Now I'm seeing stuff like a truss bulging from the ceiling (looking up at the ceiling I can see it making a visible impression). Also, the door nearby wouldn't shut (ie, the frame had shifted). The builder comes out to test for the leak, they run water over the roof for half an hour with a hose, come in, touch the drywall and say that there is no leak. This doesn't make sense to me, as the water damage had to come from somewhere. They say they can fix the ceiling, but that they'll only do it once. I would think that they would need to tear out the drywall to figure out whether there is a leak or not, but they don't want to do that...Have any of you folks had a similar problem? Any suggestions of what I should do? Should I pay to have a home inspector come out? I have the feeling that the builder is just trying to wait it out until our home is past the one year warranty period. Please let me know if there is any other info that would help you give me more advice on this.Thanks in advance, Don Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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