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Old 12-17-2006, 04:07 PM   #16
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It is not an error, it is poor training. If you were to take it to court, you would lose.
If it's not done properly then why would I lose?
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Old 12-17-2006, 04:09 PM   #17
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On a brick that is highly variable, there is no standard that determines the "pattern" of brick laid. In some cases, commercially, there is a specification written to address this, but for residential work there generally is none.
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Old 12-17-2006, 04:12 PM   #18
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What it boils down to is purely subjective, and the fact that some masons take the time and effort to do it "right" has no bearing on the fact that others do it within the specifications of the work, only.
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Old 12-17-2006, 04:39 PM   #19
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What it boils down to is purely subjective, and the fact that some masons take the time and effort to do it "right" has no bearing on the fact that others do it within the specifications of the work, only.
Yes, but like you said the model home was done properly and my foundation was not. It seems like that would be enough to prove my case. By the way, I have no intent of taking this to court. However, I may decide not to close on the home until this issue is resolved. The bottom line is that I do have some leverage here, but I also want to be reasonable.

Actually, you know what would cover up the pattern error nicely? How about a nice deck? That has to be cheaper than ripping it out and starting over?

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Old 12-17-2006, 04:47 PM   #20
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You have all the leverage in the world. You do not have to accept the home. What I am telling you is two-fold:

If it goes to court on this issue, you will lose, period. The brickwork is acceptable as laid (provided it meets all the written specifications, which I am sure it does).

You can certainly bail on the house for this and other reasons with a minimal cost to you.
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Old 12-17-2006, 04:54 PM   #21
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You have all the leverage in the world. You do not have to accept the home. What I am telling you is two-fold:

If it goes to court on this issue, you will lose, period. The brickwork is acceptable as laid (provided it meets all the written specifications, which I am sure it does).

You can certainly bail on the house for this and other reasons with a minimal cost to you.
Like I said before, I'm sure this can all be worked out. It is the back of the house so perhaps it's not a big deal.
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Old 12-17-2006, 05:24 PM   #22
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Trust me, it is not a big deal. Like I said earlier, 90% of the people will not notice, and 99% will not notice enough to care.

I would save my fights for things that DO matter.
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Only seeing the pics and not being on site, I would complain.
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Like I said before, I'm sure this can all be worked out. It is the back of the house so perhaps it's not a big deal.

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Old 12-20-2006, 10:36 PM   #25
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Only seeing the pics and not being on site, I would complain.
The project manager saw the work and agreed, so it's being replaced.
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Excellent!
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I finally remembered to bring home and scan a brick label:


http://72.41.69.75/bricklabel.jpg
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The model home sure is a beauty!
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I finally remembered to bring home and scan a brick label: http://72.41.69.75/bricklabel.jpg
Hey, thanks for doing that.
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