On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, Rick Hudak of Lennar arrived with two teams of inspector ‘partners’ – Edmonson Electric and Bayonet Plumbing, Heating and Cooling. The focus would be on electrical problems and HVAC issues. I am also confident something in this inspection made me sick.
I greeted all of them and prepared to give both teams a summary of the issues. However, I was told by Rick not to give any background. Remember, these inspectors are paid by Lennar.
I did feel obligated to give all of them warning of the circuit breaker labels that were all wrong so nobody got shocked. Both teams of inspectors went off to do their inspecting.
At that point, Rick and I went item by item in my construction issues spreadsheet that I had started back in 2013. Rather go by room, we took each item in the order on the spreadsheet, so there was a lot of running back and forth.
Here is a general diagram of the house. When I reference ‘upstairs’ or ‘office’ I am talking about the guest retreat area above the garage in the diagram. There are multiple construction problems in most rooms.
Although the inspection was uneventful, it was exhausting to go through all the issues again. It seems as though that’s all I’ve done for the almost four years at that point. I found it ironic that while upstairs, I pointed out the big Asian tiger mosquito on the wet bar cabinet. Mosquitoes are everywhere throughout the house and at all times of the year.
The inspections lasted for more than three hours.
Email from Rick Hudak
Here is an email from me to Rick Hudak with a follow-up item I had. There is a dripping sound that comes from the master bathroom vent. At the time of the Lennar inspection, the dripping wasn’t detected (isn’t that always the case). However, later that night, I heard the dripping again and recorded it on video (below).
Lennar’s Rick Hudak requests another inspection
On March 16, 2017, the day after the two inspections, Rick Hudak sends an email requesting an inspection for the roof leaks:
Good evening Mr Fannin, I would like to next bring by one of our roofing experts to do an evaluation on your tile roof installation. At the same time he will be locating the source of the roof leaks. I’m wanting to set it up for next Thursday the 23rd at 11:00am. Will that date and time work for you? You will only have to be home long enough for us to see the locations of the leaks, then the rest of the inspection will be outside the home on the roof. Please check your calendar and let me know if this works for you. Thanks and have a great evening.
Here is my response to Rick:
Thanks so much. That date will work. I am thinking though the garage leak is not coming from the roof?
Are there any other inspections that you anticipate? If so is there a way to get them in on that day as well to minimize the inspection time?
Keep in mind, I was almost four years into the process at this point and have spent countless hours on inspections, repairs and coordinating those since before my first month in a new construction home. No other inspections had been requested before this, so I wanted to try and get any additional ones done at the same time. Here is a calculation of time and cost as of last spring:
That’s great, we will be there next Thursday at 11 AM. Not to worry any apparent roof or flashing leaks we will check out. There are no other inspections to be scheduled yet at this time. Lennar is trying to address all your concerns listed as quickly as possible. Thanks again for working with our schedule.
Soon after, I started feeling ill and haven’t quite been the same since.
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