Gap at Window Collects Water – Missing Grout | My Lennar Home

Gap at Window Collects Water – Missing Grout

Here’s the summary of the issue from all of Lennar construction issues I keep in a spreadsheet.

*Note: For simplicity, the Lennar and WCI Communities names here are used interchangeably as Lennar took over WCI in February of 2017.

Quick Lennar Construction Issues Timeline

2013-2014 – First issues were reported to WCI. The initial responses were from Joel Fedora who is now a Vice President of Construction with Lennar.

Late-2014 – Towards the end of the year, I retained Amanda Buffinton (at the time a shareholder at Bush Ross) to start working the legal side of the issues, because nothing was getting resolved. The first Lennar in-house legal response happens around this time.

July 2015 – The case expands and WCI moves the case from in-house to outside legal. The outside legal responses are from this time.

September 2015 – Amanda Buffington files a 558 complaint against WCI/Lennar to start the process of filing a construction lawsuit.

October 2015 – Lennar’s outside legal sends a response to the 558 complaint. Their response was completely untrue. It’s the same attorney who provided the first outside legal response in July 2015.

Gap at window description

The window in the front bath (main house) has a large gap that needs to be filed in/repaired. Water has been allowed to be trapped in the tray below the window.

Original response to gap at window issue from Joel Fedora

WCI will fill in the grout between the sill and the window frame. The installation is correct.

Lennar in-house legal response to gap at window issue

Tile-It will grout the area between the sill and window frame.

Amanda Buffinton legal response to Lennar about gap at window issue

Accepted.

Buffinton response to Lennar outside legal (prior to filing the 558)

Resolved. Mr. Fannin reserves his rights.

Final WCI outside legal response to 558 complaint

WCI offered to resolve this item but the Homeowner canceled the repair.

Note: This is not true at all. See: WCI (Now Lennar Homes) Lied in Their Legal Response. Why?

Lennar executive’s response on 5/22/2017

Fill in with caulking