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Yes, but you won't like what will probably happen (this is a worst case scenario, hopefully you will avoid most):

The purpose for a building permit is to ensure meeting the minimum standards for construction practices and minimum safety standards.  A contractor who works without a permit, does so because they know they are not in compliance (and to save money at your expense).  They knew they should have had inspections and permits for their work.  Who ever built the addition should be reported to both the building official as well as the Better Business Bureau.  It is ultimately the homeowner who is responsible for ensuring the proper permits have been applied for, though.

So when you apply for your permit, you will be pretending as if the work is not completed (you do not hide this fact, you just have to follow the correct process as if it hadn't been built).  Your first stop will be with zoning; can you even add an addition, do you have the proper clearances from the side, front and rear property lines.  If it is a bedroom, does the septic system (perk test) support an additional bedroom.  If your building already meets or exceeds the amount of building allowed on the site or if you do not have the clearances required from the property line, your addition may be required to be removed.  There are appeal processes and variance requests you can try before tearing down the addition (Get an architect).

If your zoning review is fine, next you go to permitting.  Here you will submit plans (drawings) of what was built.  If you do not have these plans, consider hiring an Architect to generate As-Built drawings for this use.  Hopefully the plan review comes back with no changes, or you will alread know your addition is not in compliance and may face rebuilding.  Depending on the type of construction, your zoning and your local building requirements, you will be required to have inspections of your foundation / footings, the framing, the electrical, mechancial and HVAC systems, etc. affected by the work. 

This may require digging the ground back up so the inspector can confirm foundation depth, size and draingage requirements.  The interior wall finishes (gypsum board, panelling, etc) may have to be removed in some or all areas so the framing and electrical can be inspected (If one area fails, be prepared to pull all areas down).  At each inspection, if the work is found to be lacking, then you will have to correct the work before getting permission to use the room.  If there is an electrical or safety violation found, it is possible the Building Official could declare the entire property inhabitable until the offenses are corrected (IE you are homeless until it is fixed).

As you can see, you have to hope beyond belief that the builder constructed everything correctly and that the building officials will work with you to minimize the amount of deconstruction necessary to inspect the work.

Also, you will be charged all the fees associated with plan review and permitting, and you will be charged for each inspection visit (as your builder would have been charged initially had they followed the law).

As for value, here is the real concern:  If your home burns down or faces some similar disaster, your home owners insurance will balk at paying; they will blame the illegal construction as the cause.  As for the value of your building, not having a permit will make any buyer have a difficult time getting their own insurance, thus harder to sell.  The room itself will add value to your property, if it isn't a hazard (IE permitted). 

Also, taxes are based upon assessments, which use the land records.  Building without a permit, can be seen by local officials as an attempt to avoid paying property taxes, since the land records do not show the addition.  Until the official tax records reflect an accurate statement of your building, you may face fines, tax fees and other costs associated with the improvement depending upon how long it has been there unreported.

You may wish to contact a local, licensed Architect who works with the local building department.  They will know the personel, know which forms you need to fill out first and how to protect you from an overzealous Building Official (there are exceptions and options within the Code that the Building Official may forget or ignore that an Architect can request be used to prevent tear down or damage).  Next time you go to build get the Architect first to protect yourself from what this construction firm did to you.

Good luck!
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Unfortunately this is not something you will easily resolve; and even if you were to win, the amount of time and funds spent will probably exceed the cost of the actual repair.

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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For this type of job, you need plans and specs from an Architectural/Engineering firm before thinking about contractors - and to get a building permit. Ben's method would work and done incrementally could cost well over $100,000 plus as he says, but this not really the most economic way to approach this big a job. A House Mover or Foundation Underpinning specialty company can usually slide your house onto a whole new foundation, or jack it up on steel beams and hold it there while a basement is dug underneath it, without any intermediate piers. The jacking/move cost would probably be on the order of $30-40,000, and a new basement probably about $40-50,000 - rough ballpark, though I have been involved in some 1000-1500SF single story jobs that went for under $70,000 total. I have been involved in a fair number of these type jobs - and the way the numbers come out, if there is room on the property to move the house, it is almost always nearly as cheap or cheaper to build an equivalent square footage (basement plus ground level) addition rather than add a basement under the house, and that way your new footage is half above ground so worth more on resale, plus you do not lose use of the house for a month or two. Second cheapest is usually sliding house to a new foundation, if property is large enough to do this - though house is totally cut off from utilities for a week to three. Most expensive, and usually only done in tight city environments or with full 2 story or higher houses, is adding the foundation in place, though your utility interruptions should be on the order of hours at a time rather than days or weeks. Talk to an architect - I think you will quickly lean towards the addition option rather than adding a basement - it is just too expensive to deepen foundations in most cases, plus you WILL get cracking in the house and possible water and sewer pipe problems in a move/underpinning job, which is not the case with an addition. This become more likely the case since you want to add 8 feet off the back of the home anyway - so why not just enlarge the addition and do it all that way - MUCH simpler, and MUCH less disruption of your life, and you get much higher resale return on your investment.
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"Like a sunroom" indicating the addition has yet to be built?  If it's just a remodel there are several remodeling contractors to choose from.  If you also need the addition built pick a general contractor with experience building new construction as well as additions.  If s/he provides a price before the plans and specifications are on paper drop them like a hot potato.  They don't know what they're doing.  Whether they have the ability to provide the plans and specifications first or they refer you to an architect you must have plans to properly bid a major remodel or addition.  It is also good practice anyway just to make sure both parties are on the same page and understand exactly what will be done.

Just a note about the "type" of contractors described in another answer.  The one's who do most or all of the work themselves are not very profitable without doing something illegal or cutting corners somewhere, if they finish the job.  The time a contractor spends on a job takes away from the office time needed to run a proper business and chase new leads to keep working after your job is finished.  There are honest people out there who do everything themselves and don't need to make much money in a year but they are few and far between, typically retired and so the work as a means to keep active and make a little side money.  Others try to do a couple of jobs at once and rob from the funds of one to help pay for the other.  They just aren't experienced enough and were probably sub-contractors who suddenly thought they could run the show.  I've seen it repeatedly.  They hit up the customer for more money due to their own budget planning or abandon the job because they aren't making any more money.  be leary of a contractor who does not either use an employed or sub-contracted crew, meaning they manage the project's quality, time, and money distribution.

Todd Shell
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stopped by and wanted to inspect our roof because of the storms that we have had in the area recently, one in particular had a lot of hail. I initially blew him off but after remembering all of the sand/grit etc. that I had to clean out of my gutters I ran him down. His inspection revealed several damaged areas on our roof. With
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Contractor also replaced some rotted exterior trim near a 2nd story window. Workers were punctual, courteous, and hard-working. Set up and took down scaffolding to work on 2nd story without causing collateral damage. Took extra care to remove mildew from the house surfaces during power-washing. Caulked well and did a careful job painting with the appropriate exterior products for the different surfaces.
- Colleen C.
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They were great they came on a Sunday to give me an estimate and they were very flexible with my work schedule they got here within the next 3 days had the job done in a couple of hours they were very nice and very respectful they can do all types of construction no job is too small their prices are right I don't know what else to say they were great and I will be using them again in the future for more projects that I have going on
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The workmen were wearing heavy-duty face masks to protect their lungs. I was expected to walk through the hall where all the dust was. I have been coughing since I left because I had to walk through TWICE. The first time I asked them to turn the
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off while I walked through. They complied but I still had to breathe in all the dust that was in the air. When I was leaving, I tried to signal them to stop sanding and they tried to ignore me. The foreman saw me and he had them shut them off. When I complained to him about the dust loose in the air and blowing into the faces of patrons, he told me to "Grow up!" I am 68 years old and normally have no breathing problems. When I called this company to complain, I was told that the sanding shouldn't take much more than 2 hours and they wanted to do it during the day so they could put the sealant on at night. A tenant in the building told me that she had been told the sanding would be done at night. If the sanding was to take less than 3 hours, both could have been done at night. The public should not be exposed to this kind of dust/pollution! I am also reporting them to
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Air Quality Control. I was referred by
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D.E.P. I would not use or recommend a company who has such little concern for the health of others.
- Diana L.
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We are extremely pleased with the completed project. All the workmen were efficient, polite, and conscientious about doing the job RIGHT!
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did several little things that were not in our contract to make the changes more aesthetically pleasing.
The doors are a nice upgrade to our home, and make the rooms seem a lot larger!
We got bids from 3 contractors.
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Builders, Inc., was not the least expensive bid, but as the old adage goes, "You get what you pay for!"
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The salesman for
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-dealer when he wanted access to my property in order for his subcontractors and workers to demolish my neighbors' 70-year-old garage, and then pour a concrete slab for their new garage before finally building the new garage from prefabricated pieces. He gave me his business card and asked me to call him with any concerns. So I was quite surprised when the cleanup following the demolition was incomplete. I spent much time picking up the many sharp shards of splintered wood and other pieces of debris that were left on our shared driveway following the demolition. I kept waiting for the crew to return and finish the cleanup before they poured the new slab, but they never did. In April, my daughter and I both parked our cars on the street for 4-5 days in order for
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and their workers to have unencumbered access to both our driveway and our property. None of the work (demolition, pouring of the concrete slab, or building of the new garage) could have occurred without my neighborly cooperation, and I was happy to be of assistance. But the crew did not do an even semi-adequate job of retrieving dangerous or hazardous materials from the area after the new garage was built. On Monday, April 27, 2015, I called Mr. Stoltman to inform him that the workers building the garage the previous week had left a mess at the site. He responded by telling me that I was "being nitpicky" and "unreasonable." He told me with a chuckle that I must be using a magnifying glass to find these pieces of debris that I deemed unsafe and wanted him to remove. Several times, he said that I must be unfamiliar with construction sites because, in his opinion, this one was left in fine shape because he and his boss had both signed off on it. When I told him that I had photographed the mess, including taking a picture of a large nail left next to the new garage, he said that he wondered whether I put that nail there. He also said that there were two sides to every story, in this case his side and my side. I pointed out that I was in fact his customer, trying to deal with the mess left behind by his crew, and that the customer's story usually
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the salesman's tale. But there was no convincing this person that I deserved his attention or even minimal courtesy or basic follow-up customer service. He insisted that my neighbors, who left the country the day after their garage was installed, had signed off on the suitability of the work site and that was good enough for him.

When I was persistent, Mr. Stoltman said he'd come out to look at the site on that Monday afternoon. But he never followed up with me regarding his findings, so I called him again on Tuesday, April 28. He said he'd been out to the site on Monday afternoon and had found a single nail, which happened to be one of several that I had photographed. He reiterated again that I didn't know what construction sites looked like. I responded by saying that my husband was an ironworker, and that in fact, I knew that residential construction sites had to be cleaned up properly after every job. Mr. Stoltman's disrespect to me as a customer was absolutely astounding, especially considering that my neighbors paid many thousands of dollars for their new garage. Mr. Stoltman actually tried to tell me that since my neighbors didn't object to the debris left behind, that neither should I. I reminded him that my neighbors left for a 6-month trip abroad the day after the garage was installed and that they hadn't taken the time to examine their property carefully. So they weren't aware of the mess left behind to migrate to my yard -- numerous pieces of broken glass, lots of nails, screws, large and small splinters of sharp wood, etc. Mr. Stoltman finally agreed to come out to the site on Wed., April 29, where he grudgingly picked up debris, including nails, screws, and broken glass left by his crew. He filled a whole bucket with the debris. When he left after completing the task, he ignored me and shook hands with my friend, who was there to provide a third set of eyes. The
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building crew returned on Friday, May 22, and left behind another mess, with many long nails clearly visible at the site. Since it was Memorial Day weekend, I received a complete blow-off from Mr. Stoltman, and his supervisor,
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Bosie, when I called and asked that the crew return that afternoon with a magnet to collect the numerous screws and nails left behind. I was told by Mr. Bosie, the plant manager located in
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, that since it was Memorial Day weekend, nothing could be done to clean up the mess since the crew was already working at another site outside of Champaign. When I asked to speak to the owner of the company,
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, I was told that he was gone for the holiday weekend. I informed Mr. Bosie and the company's receptionist that I would call Mr.
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on Tuesday, May 26, which I did. Once again, I was stonewalled. I was again told that Mr.
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was not in the office, and the staff asked me to send them photos documenting the mess left behind by the crew on May 22. I complied, sending a number of color photos to their receptionist showing the mess (long nails, screws, other debris) left at the site. I heard nothing for three days, so I called the
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office back on Friday, May 29. This time I was told that the owner, Mr.
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, had no intention of speaking with me about this serious customer service problem. Instead, I was told that he had informed his managers to handle the issue. In other words, I was stuck with Mr. Bosie, the plant manager, who told me that the best that the company could do was to send out Mr. Stoltman, the salesman, once again. Mr. Bosie chuckled that he didn't even know if Mr. Stoltman had a worksite sized magnet in his possession, but he would see if he could get ahold of one. Waiting for
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to demonstrate one iota of concern about their dangerous, unsightly mess was clearly a losing proposition. After hearing nothing from the company after my call to them on May 29, I finally decided on Thursday, June 4, to clean up the mess myself. I took extensive photographs of the dangerous items (many long nails, screws, broken glass, etc.) that I removed and have kept them as evidence of
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's slovenly work and total disregard for the safety of me and my family. For example, Mr. Bosie and Mr. Stoltman were completely unmoved when I pointed out that due to their negligence, a nail left behind by their workers could easily find its way in to my handyman's lawnmower, with tragic results. With my neighbors safely in Europe for six months and their new garage paid for,
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felt no obligation whatsoever to clean up the dangerous and slovenly work site their workers left behind, nor did they feel compelled to treat me, their other customer, with even minimal courtesy or respect. There are other companies in town that build garages. Take your business to any one of them.
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From the beginning they lacked a sense of customer service and doing the right thing to keep their customer happy. Their schedule and commitments were not reliable. The price of upgrades was exorbitant, it was a battle with them to take care of problems, and they seemed primarily interested in doing only what they perceive is in their best interests. That continues today as we work with them making recommendations to improve the livability, privacy, and attractiveness of the community as they build new homes. They ignore our recommendations. Their workers also leave trash and debris throughout the neighborhood and in the streets. Having happy customers that would serve as their advocates because they act in a
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apparently does not. They conduct business in an arrogant and self serving manner that leaves customers angry and highly dissatisfied.
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showed up on time, listened to all of our concerns and answered our questions. His experience and knowledge were obvious. He got back to us within 2 days with the quote. It was detailed but easy to understand.



The crew came on time and finished in one day. It looks great. They were friendly and polite. They were respectful of our property and landscaping and did a great job cleaning up.. What else can I say? Great job and I would recommend them.
















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2H Mechanical LLC

566 S Westgate Dr
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3-D Construction Services

12100 Village Circle East
Brighton

84 LUMBER CO

779 22 RD
Grand Junction

Advanced Electrical Systems

5134 Sycamore Road

Alpine Design and Build

342 Horseshoe Cir
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Alpine Industries, Inc

141 hillside lane
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Carpentry, Inc.

210 Edwards Village Blvd
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CHILLCOOTS CONSTRUCTION

510 COUNTY ROAD 5221
Tabernash

Cleary Building - Delta

715 B Highway 50 North
Delta

Cleary Building - Fort Morgan

1201 W Platte Ave
Fort Morgan

Constructors West

401 Kokopelli Blvd
Fruita

D M Neuman Construction Co

310 19th St
Glenwood Springs

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

DiRienzo Construction, Inc

0166 Protector Circle
Breckenridge

docicoza,llc

1454 Clark Rd
Bailey

ELEVATION BUILDERS LLC

545 conifer dr.
Bailey

Enhancing Spaces LLC

6401 Broadway Ste I
Denver

EQUILIBRIUM ARCHITECTURE

P.O. Box 1896
Fairplay

Everyday Solutions

707 Partridge Circle
Golden

Excellence In Building, LLC

5489 Gulfstar Ct
Windsor

GOLDEN VILLA HOMES INC

2394 HIGHWAY 6 AND 50
Grand Junction

Good Hands

suttle
Durango

Heritage Masonry LLC

PO Box 1335
Clifton

Inspection Services of Colorado

46347 Hwy 6 & 24
Glenwood Springs

J Dyer Construction, Inc

2335 Interstate Ave
Grand Junction

J&Y General Construction, LLC

7170 Foothill Blvd
Alamosa

Jon Tuthill Construction

4892 County Road 222
Durango

Levi's Custom Tile and Stone

3000 F 1/2 RD
Grand Junction

M & M Construction

1202 E 58th Ave
Denver

MULLER'S BUILDING SVC

607 LAKE ST
Rangely

North Peak Construction

755 1/2 Flower St
Grand Junction

NVR Inc

11700 Plaza American Dr

Paramount Siding & Windows

2345 Academy Place
Colorado Springs

Precision Building

187 CR 463
Grand Lake

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

Ridgway Property Maintenance

106 Forest Lane
Ouray

Rolyn Companies, Inc.

5706 Frederick Ave

Sawtooth Mountain Builders

PO Box 1616
Winter Park

Scandinavian Log Homes

1861 NE 146 Street

Shield Construction & Restoration

2795 South Shoshone St
Englewood

Simpson Solutions

P.O. Box 814
Woodland Park

SLV Builders

5975 Griego Rd.
Alamosa

SLV BUILDING COMPONENTS INC

5975 GRIEGO RD
Alamosa

Southwest Steel Buildings

10700 Road 35
Mancos

Spillane Custom Construction

775 cedar court
Rifle

Stoneworks Colorado

PO Box 321
Firestone

Summit Custom Homes Of Durango Inc.

1537 Florida Rd Ste 107
Durango

Summit Sustainable - Home Builders & Remodeling

217 South Ridge Alley
Breckenridge
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