There is rusting and metal corrosion issues throughout my new construction Lennar home. Environmental factors – more specifically – what was on this land before with no evidence of remediation – are suspected. It’s not Chinese drywall, although the symptoms are oddly similar. As you might recall, WCI Communities (now Lennar) was caught for hiding Chinese drywall issues for more than two years even though they knew what was happening.
Although it’s mostly in confined spaces, plumbing, and appliances (which I’ll post separately for those), it can be found in other places in the house as well. I discovered this after an odd builder inspection and subsequent even more odd response from WCI Communities outside legal firm. This could also help to explain many of the random but consistent electrical problems throughout my Lennar home. As a reminder, during a Lennar home inspection in 2017, the insides of my ceiling fans were found to be rusted and corroded with no apparent signs of water damage around.
One environmentalist that inspected the home in 2015 suspects it’s a corrosive vapor coming up from the ground and escaping in through the pipes. Ultimately, all of this prompted Mark Metheny to request additional inspections, including an initial visual inspection by an environmental firm.
These are only a few of hundreds of pictures I have focused on metal corrosion and rusting inside my home. Most of these pictures were taken around the two-year mark in the home. I’ve now been here 4.5 years.