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Paver Issue Causing Water Intrusion in Garage

This was one of the many issues we were going to revisit during additional inspections and before Lennar basically went silent. There are several issues happening in the garage, including the water intrusion and damage from roof leaks caused by improperly installed flashing during construction.

Here’s the summary of the issue from all of Lennar construction issues I keep in a spreadsheet. This has even happened when I turn on my electric toothbrush. I’ve never had this happen in another home so frequently and randomly.

*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.

Garage paver issue description

The paver inside the garage and next to the garage door has a separation, which is believed to be allowing water intrusion. WCI has attempted to repair this before by filling the separation with sand; however, the sand washes away with rain. This defect could be associated with the cracking along the wall and may also be causing the wood to splinter on the sides of the door. The issue needs to be reviewed in a comprehensive manner.

Original response to garage paver issue from Joel Fedora

None – this item was recorded after the construction issues were brought to legal.

Lennar in-house legal response to garage paver issue issue

WCI to repair the gap using hydraulic cement and repaint. WCI will repair the crack along the wall if it exceeds 1/4″ as stated in our homeowner manual.

Amanda Buffinton legal response to garage paver issue

Resolved. Mr. Fannin accepts this response; however, he reserves his rights.

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

Resolved. Mr. Fannin accepts this response; however, he reserves his rights.

Final WCI outside legal response to 558 complaint

WCI has previously offered a solution to address the concern and to perform a repair to this item but the Homeowner declined 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

This is a required expansion joint. No action will be taken.

My notes: Then what is causing the water intrusion onto the garage floor?

This is one of many of the issues we were to revisit during additional inspections. These inspections have never happened. I haven’t heard back from the three Lennar executives I was working with for months.