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Each state has different rules on what "as-is" means, but almost all use the term when it comes to realestate sales. At two years, you are facing a hurdle that any issue could be the result of new conditions, acceptable wear / settlement, etc. Has there been any changes in the area? (New house built next door, new addition, earthquake, flooding, etc?)
While you may have been given a home warranty with the purchase (do check your sales paperwork to see if there is any warranty and what it covers for how long) the house is sold to you as-is; it is your responsibility to raise concerns prior to taking over the house, so going back two years later is a huge up hill batle.
The home inspector is also going to be found faultless, as their reports almost always have words like "consult with an expert. . ." after each report section and they have disclaimers for missed items, etc. I got certified as a home inspector and was surprised at just how little they actually require you to know to become an inspector. They are really just an extra pair of eyes to help inexpereinced home owners look where most people don't look or go. You even mention that the repair work was well masked, so you didn't notice it until you began looking for it. A good inspector might have caught it, but you won't win any court cases proving yours wasn't good enough.
The Seller will claim that any foundation issues were fixed and resolved, which is why they marked "No" on the foundation issue section. They fixed it; so it was no longer an issue. If it came back, that is a new issue. You and I know this is bogus, but to win in court you have to prove intent; and the builder can easily show they thought it was fixed. Or, they might even be able to claim they were unaware - the repairs were from the previous owner, and were hidden so well HE and YOU didn't notice them.
So the next step is to meet with your home insurance agent. As I mentioned above, if there have been any enviromental changes (a new house next door could have changed the underground water table flow or pressures, for example) you may be covered. Even if there are no issues, you still may have a policy that allows for major repairs to be covered after a certian cost threshold, etc. You'd be surprised at what your home owners insurance covers - find out first; they might have in house or low cost engineers who will do the initial inspection, etc. They also will provide advice on your home sale; if they think you have a case against the Seller.
Best of luck on this issue. Make sure any solution you pay for solves the cause (Stress on the wall), and doesn't just fix the results (cracks).
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They called on Thursday and came that afternoon. The guy spent an hour under the house and found that it would take several more and a lot more labor to level the bedroom, and he couldn't reach the bathroom area. He asked to come back on Friday with someone that could get to the bathroom.
On Friday, they showed up when promised and after a half hour, they came out saying that there were structure issues under the bathroom that would prevent them doing anything to level it. I was really upset about paying for a lot of work that failed to accomplish what I hired to get done, so the guys put their heads together and figured out a way to get the master bathroom leveled, but they would need to send out the installation crew on Monday to do the work.
On Monday 1/12, the installation crew showed up and were able to get the shower closer to level, but it still isn't level enough to drain completely.
I needed the master bath leveled, the master bedroom stabilized and leveled, and the front bathroom leveled, and I was lead to believe that this company could accomplish it with their plan and at the estimated cost. I got a stabilized MBR, but they came up short with the rest.
Two men came by the next day and spent a long time cleaning up. One was apologetic.
The finished concrete was not evenly mixed. One half had pea gravel mixed in well. The other half had wide areas of concrete without pea gravel. It is slanted well and seems to drain rain well.
Here is what happened: I contacted Redeemers, someone came and gave an estimate, later I called Redeemers, said I did want to get this work done if we could plan a date for the work to begin. I was told by the agent that he would have to check his calendar and get back ...MoreRead more of this review to me.
I never heard from Redeemers again. My feeling is: if you ’t get clarity and cooperation with a contractor as you are contracting and are willing to pay them money, you probably will not get cooperation later if problems arise.
I moved with another company and am very satisfied with the work.
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