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Question DetailsAsked on 4/29/2017

UNDERGROUND STREAM ON FOUNDATION CAUSING SOME DAMAGES IN HOUSE AND OUTSIDE ..WE WEREN'T TOLD WHEN PURCHASE

CAN WE SEEK DAMAGES AGAINST BUILDER TOWARDREPAIRS

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Sounds like a new build - if the construction contract with with the builder or you bought a spec or demo new-build, you probably (and in some states required by law) have about a 1 year warranty - which should cover the builder doing the repairs for free (or possibly under a deductible).


Other possibility (which warranty should still cover) is you have a leaking water, sewer, or irrigation pipe, not actually a spring.


Document the situation, send certified return receipt signature required letter to the builder explaining the situation and asking them to remedy it under the warranty.


If the phrasing of the warranty excludes springs and outside water and such, then your recourse would be to sometimes file a bond claim, or to sue, claiming that the house is flawed due to the water intrusion and not merchantable, though that is a tougher row to hoe, especially if you had a home inspecction done during the purchase process.

Answered 1 year ago by LCD




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