Missing Air Gap in Dishwasher Drainage Line | My Lennar Home

Missing Air Gap in Dishwasher Drainage Line – I Research it for Lennar

Nobody at Lennar seemed to know that there was an issue with a missing air gap in the dishwasher drainage line at 6111 Yeats Manor Drive. So I researched it for them.

Even though the dishwasher drain air gap is apparently required in many states, neither Mark Metheny nor Steve Smith of Lennar knew what it was.

Here is the email I sent with information on what the dishwasher drainage line air gap was and why it was important.

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My email to Mark Metheny and Steve Smith of Lennar regarding the missing dishwasher drain air gap.


According to the article I referenced from the StarTribune:

The high loop or air gap must be used to prevent potential backflow contamination of the dishwasher. Local plumbing codes generally dictate the requirements in your area.

This was one of the many issues we were going to revisit during additional inspections and before Lennar basically went silent.

Note: As of the date of this publication, all the Lennar executives went silent and none of the construction repairs were ever made, including the promised replacements of two, improperly installed and defective A/C units causing extensive mold exposure and health issues.

Background and responses from the builder on the dishwasher drainage missing air gap issue

Here’s the summary of the issue from all of 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.

Dishwasher drainage missing air gap description

Re-route the dishwasher drain line above the level of the sink drain to create an air gap preventing disposal debris from collecting in the line.

Original response to dishwasher drainage missing air gap issue from Joel Fedora

WCI will have a plumber address this issue.

Lennar in-house legal response to dishwasher drainage missing air gap issue

WCI will schedule RT Moore to complete this repair.

Amanda Buffinton legal response to Lennar about dishwasher drainage missing air gap issue


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

No operational concern with dishwasher or drain. No action to be taken.

My note on the spreadsheet: Why was this changed?