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Champaign Home Building Articles
Home Building reviews in Champaign
Shortly after moving in June 2008, we started having problems with our water heater. Specifically, the water heater ran so hot that it began melting the plastic exhaust housing on the top of the unit (a definite fire hazard), which caused the unit to shut itself down every other day.
Our problems were not confined to that issue though. About 6 months into our ownership, our sump pump failed (thank goodness I had a back up installed). When I took a look at the sump pump, it looked like it had been used for years. It became obvious after having the pump replaced that the unit was not installed new.
A year into our ownership, our kitchen sink garbage disposer began leaking. After removing and inspecting it, I discovered the housing had been cracked and that someone had attempted to seal the crack with a substance that had since failed. The devious part is that the subcontractor installed the unit so that the crack was in the rear, virtually impossible to notice during an inspection.
As with any home, you don't notice minor issues until you live in the home. While this is to be expected, our experience with
The final straw, which prompted the writing of this review is that the vinyl siding on our homes is starting to discolor in blotches that we have since confirmed was a product manufacturing defect that we expect will get resolved under warranty (we are currently undergoing the evaluation process to determine if the company that supplied the vinyl siding will honor our claim). I have since discovered that another homeowner who had an similar home built by
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