Each time it rains, water comes in under the garage door and accumulates on the garage floor. Because of the type of flooring installed, it’s difficult to detect until you’ve hit it and fallen. I’ve fallen on several occasions because of this.
Here is a video of the water coming into the garage and accumulating on the floor:
Here is the history on this issue that’s gone on for several years.
Here’s the summary from all of the 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.
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.
Garage flooding description
There is water coming in under the garage door when it rains. The water accumulating on the floor of the garage makes it extremely dangerous. Mr. Fannin has slipped two times now.
Original response to the garage flooding issue by Joel Fedora
None – this issue was discovered after the Lennar construction issues began being handled by their inside legal counsel.
Lennar in-house legal response for garage flooding issue
D&D to adjust garage doors.
Amanda Buffinton legal response to Lennar about garage flooding issue
Resolved. Mr. Fannin accepts this response; however, he reserves his rights.
Buffinton response to Lennar outside legal (prior to filing the 558)
Same as above.
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
Although on the list and inspected, it was not addressed by the inspection Lennar home inspection report. Because of confusion, it was one of the items Mark Metheny suggested be included in another inspection (along with an environmental company initial visual inspection) conducted by Rick Hudak.
That inspection never occurred. This was the last time I heard about this and next steps.