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Old 09-27-2006, 02:17 PM   #1
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Walls not straight

I'm purchasing a new construction home. Through my check-ups, I've noticed that some of the walls are not straight (either in the middle where it bows out slightly, or in a corner where it is not a straight line down). In no case is it unsafe, it's just a cosmetic issue I've noticed after looking at everything so much.

I will be informing my builder that I've noticed these and want them repaired. What are the typical cost to repair this? If I accept the house as it is, is it typically to get the builder to drop the price? Thanks in advance for any answers.

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Old 02-20-2007, 07:13 PM   #2
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Walls not straight

I'm curious how out of plumb we are talking, 1/8" or 1"? Most framing crews will pay some attention to the straightness of the studs but some twisting and bowing is invevitible in some. You posted a while back and maybe have this behind you by now, please let us know how this was resolved.

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