Quality expectations and callbacks
Over the past 2 years, we have done a number of remodeling projects to a 50 year old Cape - 2 new bathrooms, new kitchen, turned screen room into a Sunroom, new HVAC, etc. all of these were basically rip-it-out and build-it-new projects that we had done by various levels of professionals. By this I mean some big companies and some independent carpenters, tile guys, and handymen.
My question is, what is to be expected in terms of quality and is there a statute of limitations on call backs? Examples:
1. Drywall nail/screw pops - Is 4 or 5 acceptable? What about 15-20? Should I call them back in if this happens after a few seasonal changes (up to a year) or is it my problem now?
2. Tile grout cracking - Where the floor tile meets the wall tile and where the vanity top meets the wall tile. Some gaps as large as 1/8" have formed. Also, extensive cracking in shower and tub surround. Happened after 6 months.
3. Plumbing leaks - how long after the job is it acceptable to call back. We have a small leak under the tub after a year with staining on drywall below.
4. Exterior doors - worked fine until seasonal change and now they stick.
5. Caulking in kitchen countertop and bathroom sink has dried and cracked away.
6. Floor tile grout between tile and wood surfaces (baseboards, thresholds) cracking away leaving gaps. Should this have even been done this way? Seems to me grout doesn't adhere to wood well.
You see my point. I realize these are made made things and don't last forever, but am I being too picky about the small things. Seems to me I've been in rooms 30, 40, 50 years old that didn't have these problems.
Any help would be appreciated.