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Old 03-13-2011, 10:08 PM   #16
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Good Luck tomorrow MC. Don't let them rattle you.
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:15 PM   #17
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Good Luck tomorrow MC. Don't let them rattle you. Do you own a gun?
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:21 PM   #18
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What do you think Matt? Did you read the whole thread? Does it sound like something that might be serious, given the suggestions I offered? I edited it out so that an obvious joke is not taken seriously.
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:37 AM   #19
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As far as the extent of issue in my main living area there is a wall in my dining room that is not straight. The hardwood contractor pointed it out early on because he could not get the hardwood finished properly. The oak quater round looks like a crooked road.

Thats pretty typical, and hard to avoid. The only real way to help it not look so bad is have the hardwood installed under the base without using quarter round

I have trey ceilings with soffits throughout and they show many imperfections. When the lights are on and shine against the wall. I have spent almost $300K and I donot want to walk into my home seeing mis matched paint, nail holes and crooked walls.


In Modular homes, dont they typically use thinner sheet rock? This could be part of the problem. Also, never ever request a custom paint job in New Const. Homes need to settle, cracks and nail pops will happen. Fixing those with a sheened paint is hard, if its a dark color it only compounds the problem.

If it were me. Personally I would give them the chance to make it right, which it sounds like you are doing. Let the Rep come and make a decision.

If all else fails, have the bad rooms repainted with Flat. Let the house settle, let the cracks and pops happen, then have the home custom painted with whatever you like in a year or so.
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Good luck tomorrow. Sounds like you have a combination of problems. Crooked hardwood sounds like a defect in the construction. Paint/finish problems should not be that hard to correct! If you do not get a satisfactory agreement tomorrow, then get a good lawyer NOW!

I can not see how the contractor can legally disallow you from moving into your home on your property. You can prohibit him from entering your property but not vice versa. Of course, this would not solve your finish problem. The only down side to moving in before the finish problem is corrected is that you would be living with the mess associated with future work.

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Old 03-16-2011, 06:21 AM   #21
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I wanted to give an update. Basically the factory rep agrees that there are major painting and sheetrock issues. However, still no decision on who is ultimately responsible. The factory or the GC? So, I am wasting precious time and still not able to move in. The good news is that both sides agree that it can be fixed. A rough estimate is around $15K to do so. Since I owe the GC $30K I am going to offer half and then move in. When everyhing is complete then I will sign over remainder of the $'s. My bank says that I have the CO or they would have never processed the final check. They had to have as proof. Do not know if this will fly but, do not know what else to do at this point.
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I wanted to give an update. Basically the factory rep agrees that there are major painting and sheetrock issues. However, still no decision on who is ultimately responsible. The factory or the GC? So, I am wasting precious time and still not able to move in. The good news is that both sides agree that it can be fixed. A rough estimate is around $15K to do so. Since I owe the GC $30K I am going to offer half and then move in. When everyhing is complete then I will sign over remainder of the $'s. My bank says that I have the CO or they would have never processed the final check. They had to have as proof. Do not know if this will fly but, do not know what else to do at this point.
Sounds good. They have the opportunity to fix it, so thats good. I bet they'd go for your offer, seems reasonable and fair.

Everyone likes to point fingers at whos to blame. I dont care whos fault it is, make it right. The GC needs to step up and get you in the house. If that means dealing with the manufacturer/painter after the move in, so be it.
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good chance, as I don't say luck...
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