Window Sill and Wall Cracks | My Lennar Home

Window and Wall Cracks – Not From Settling

There are significant cracks in the window sills as well as along the walls of some of the windows. The cracks in the window sills are all on the upper-right hand side. The cracks in the wall are primarily noticed along one wall in the great room. These construction issues have been submitted to Lennar for years.

As you might recall, I have also reported another issue with the windows in the office and WCI (now Lennar) originally agreed it was a defect in the windows.

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The window cracks in my Lennar home are primarily in the upper-right hand corner of the window sill. Most of the windows have the same cracking and primarily in the office area above the garage.

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The cracks outside of the window sills are noticed primarily along one wall in the great room. These issues have been reported to Lennar for years.

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

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.

Window cracks issue description

There are cracks in the upper right hand corners of various window edges throughout the windows (especially in the office).

Original response to window cracking issue from Joel Fedora

None – this issue was reported to the builder after all the construction problems went to legal.

Lennar in-house legal response to defective door lock issue

WCI will only repair cracks that exceed 1/8″ as stated in our homeowner manual.

Amanda Buffinton legal response to Lennar about window cracking 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 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 repair.

My note: They are in the same spot of each window impacted. If it was normal settling it would be varied.

These are one of many issues we were to revisit in additional inspections by Lennar. Lennar has since become silent about most of these issues.