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was very flexible and sensitive to our needs considering this was our only bathroom. He went above and beyond our written contract and made sure we had a portable toilet delivered without charging us due to our limited budget. He also did a final inspection and found some cosmetic things that needed to be addressed that we did not notice such as plaster and paint. He had those things addressed the very next day. I would recommend his services to anyone and look forward to my next project with him.

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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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We called the provider to tell him about a 9 foot by 4 foot hole in our wall generated by my husband trying to unscrew some blinds from the wall. My husband's drill went right through the wall, and found much wood rot and wet
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behind the wall. The provider said that he warrantees his work but not areas he couldn't have known about. However, there was rot on the deck above and on the wood flooring in the room above, so it should have been obvious to look beneath the 3rd floor decking. We saw the floor had sunk near the door, and water was coming into the room by the door and going into the wall below. We said that our insurance engineer pointed out that the threshold
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towards the house, funneling water into the house. He said "I'm willing to be it's angled away". He put his leveler on the threshold and said "see, it's angled away." I said, "what about this part (one step down on the threshold metal?" and he put his leveler on that part and said, "that one is angled towards the house". He nailed that part of the threshold to the wood he placed below it and called it a day. We told him about another area, where the window has no caulking, and he said there is no way water is getting into your house here. I caulked this part and this part." Then we showed him the water streaks and pressed on the wood to cause water to drip out of it. He said, "well, caulking windows wasn't part of my job." He then said, "I should have replaced this board, but do you know why I didn't do that?' My husband answered, "yes, because it would have required scaffolding to get to it."
- Kimberly W.
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oThe work
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Building Contractor did went very smoothly. This firm is always well coordinated with work proceeding in a logical order. There were no delays, no waiting for supplies or other craftspeople to take care of their components. I am very pleased and satisfied with the results.
They did a much larger project for us several years before this one which is why I had them do the project described. In 2005
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and crew completely restored that 1820 stone house my family and I had lived in for almost 35 years with holes in the floors, plaster and stone filler crumbling from the walls and many other defects. It was a house that had been pretty well destroyed. . .but, it had such good bones.
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- Janice G.
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install a new roof on my
home. Initially, besides being about time to replace old roof
anyway, I had a special roof leakage issue that I needed to address.
I settled on one method of rectifying the leak issue. However, after
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which not only saved me a substantial amount of money, but was a better overall
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and several others are also very professional, courteous and obviously know
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- Kathy D.
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The process went as well as it could to buy the house. In terms of the one year warranty, it was a little difficult in dealing with them. They did eventually respond to some of the issues that we had during the one year warranty. About 95% of the issues we had were dealt with in a relatively timely manner. The other issues are pending.
- Pam F.
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Thirty-nine days! That’s how long our room addition/remodel project took to complete.
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did an outstanding job by conscientiously and seamlessly building our new addition and even improving on the plan to match our existing home. When we asked for a bid, the owner,
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responded by bringing in all his subs (plumber, electrician, HVAC person, roofer, cabinet-maker) to review our plan and check the location so he would be able to give us a definitive and accurate proposal.
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promised that the job would take 45 days but completed it in 39 days! He has a hard-working, dedicated crew and a team of tradesman with many years of experience who always arrived on time (6:30 am!). From demolition to finish,
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commanded the job site. He was at our home everyday to initiate, instruct, pace, coordinate and supervise his crew, while managing owner expectations.
We were astounded at how hard his team worked, often in relentless heat and humidity. The finished product met all our expectations and more.
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was flexible and always had our comfort in mind; minimizing any inconvenience the project created. He was always conscious of how the work being done would affect our daily lives and did his best to be accommodating and trouble-free. He even had our washer and dryer re-connected at the end of each week so we wouldn’t have to go to the local laundromat; now that’s dedication! If we wanted something changed or had some concerns, he didn’t hesitate to correct the problem or suggest alternatives.
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was always accessible, keeping in contact with us even when he was away from the job; always informing us of the day’s progress and the following day’s/week’s work plan.
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is an honorable man and takes pride in his work, which is first-rate and hands-on. We have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone.
- Carol Y.
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His work was very professional, and his crew was professional. The rooms look wonderful and we were very pleased with all the work he did. We would recommend him and his company to anyone that needs a remodel job. Thank you
- Saundra T.
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Everything went well. All work was explained and bid before starting work. He worked with me on the selection of materials and price range. He went the extra effort to fix all large as well as small repairs. It was sad to have to redo so much when it had just been done but
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completed all the repairs to make it as nice as before. He did any repair I asked with good quality and a fair price.
- Shirley R.
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He is trying to charge me 150% of what we agreed on before work started. Never asked me if I was ok with paying more or got an OK from me even though his contract states he will provide any additional fees or add ons in a written statement for approval.
He is now threatening to put a
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Not to mention he started the job 3 months late and also the siding has fallen off twice so far. I would recommend not using
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- James M.

Home Builders in Monroe, WI

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Abbey Group LLC

2628 Arbor Dr
Madison

Absolute Maintenance & Construction

1718 Birch Avenue
Superior

Aloha Construction Inc

470 E. Route 22

ARMSTRONG CREEK CONSTRUCTION

W4102 GREENBUSH RD
Monroe

ARTISAN DESIGN BUILD

1446 Mansion Dr
Monroe

Benjamin Lake

805 Heather Ln

BEST CUSTOM HOMES INC

490 CAMPFIRE DR
West Salem

Bettesworth Concrete LLC

N 5902 Walden Ct
Onalaska

Billman Construction

5010 Miller Trunk Hwy

BRANDT CONSTRUCTION

1107 19TH ST
Monroe

CASTLE ROCK ROOFING & SIDING

2013 N Cypress Ln
Arkdale

Central State Electric Corporation

3017 Hoover Road, Suite E
Stevens Point

Clear Choice Construction LLC

287 N Main St
Juneau

Cleary Building - Prairie du Chien

37434 US Hwy 18
Prairie Du Chien

Cleary Building - Rice Lake

904 2ND Street N
Cameron

Cleary Building - Wausau

2108 Cassidy Dr
Wausau

COUNTYWIDE REMODELING LLC

4114 county road CR
Manitowoc

CustommadeCo.

7261 Commerce Plaza Dr
Neenah

D-H BUILDERS INC

703 19TH ST
Monroe

DC Electric

23520 82nd Pl
Salem

Derkson Home Remodeling

1390 Mulberry Lane

diamond remodeling

n9016 buckhorn rd
Beaver Dam

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Drexel Building Supply

W3053 County Hwy F
Berlin

Edmunds & Company Log Home Restorations

76050 McKinley Road
Washburn

Fiji Construction Inc

3300 3 Oaks Rd

FIRST CALL CONSTRUCTION

N7146 GODFREY DR
New Lisbon

FRANK CHECK BUILDERS INC

310 REDWOOD CT
Francis Creek

Fred Marasco Drywall And Construction

403 S.Cedar ST./po box 243

Fredrick Construction, LLC

PO Box 96
Marshfield

Froemel Well Drilling

15251 W County Rd B
Hayward

Gaffney Construction, LLC

4401 N Lakeshore Dr
Wausau

Hannah Interiors

1185 Elm St
Lake Geneva

Hansen Home Construction

12043 Robin Rd
Marshfield

Hat Trick Construction Inc

M314 County Hwy T
Marshfield

Herbst Construction LLC

N2464 Clearview dr.
Monroe

HOME CRAFT CONSTRUCTION

PO Box 512
Monroe

Home Design Solutions

W4819 Pembridge Trail
Monroe

Jerry's Pier Service

W1902 Pastime Ln
East Troy

Johnson & Son Weatherization & Construction

E8693 Highway P
Wisconsin Dells

KUNDERT CONSTRUCTION

N103 Shueyville Rd
Monroe

LAKE AREA BUILDERS

PO Box 512
Monroe

Lakeside Advanced Builders

9482 E. State Rd. 13
South Range

LIMESTONE WALL & REPAIR

829 22ND AVE
Monroe

MASTERCRAFT BUILDERS

5008 Greenbay Rd
Kenosha

Mathis Hardware & Lumber Inc

W7960 Amberg St
Amberg

Michael J Till Associates

915 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay

Mid Wisconsin Construction LLC

243 S Central Ave
Marshfield

Mike Howe Builders Inc

828 Viebahn St
Manitowoc

Nack Construction

N1168 Hwy 69
Monroe

NVR Inc

11700 Plaza American Dr

Olson Builders

314 W Lakestreet
Horicon

Pittsville Homes, Inc

5094 2nd Ave
Pittsville

Prestige Builders LLC

10032 296TH AVE.
Trevor

Project Management Group LLC.

323 Autumn Ln.
Campbellsport

Prominent Construction LLC

5100 Edina Industrial Blvd.

Property Image LLC

967 Jonathon Dr
Madison

Property Revival, LLC

4123 Terminal Dr.
Mc Farland

R & R CONSTRUCTION

616 COCHRANE
Monroe

RACKOW CONSTRUCTION

N480 HADDINGER RD
Monroe

REES CONSTRUCTION CO SHOP

1017 18TH ST
Monroe

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

ROBERT R PRIEN BUIDING CONTR

N1628 COUNTY ROAD
Monroe

Robinson Contruction LLC

2695 Germond Rd
Rhinelander

Rolyn Companies, Inc.

5706 Frederick Ave

RON RUFENER CONSTRUCTION CO

1524 9TH AVE
Monroe

Ruebl Builders

N 9654 sunset Dr.
East Troy

RUEBL BUILDERS LLC

N9654 SUNSET DR
East Troy

RUFI CONSTRUCTION

906 31ST AVE
Monroe

S & S CONSTRUCTION

N4809 DUTCH HOLLOW RD
Monroe

Scandinavian Log Homes

1861 NE 146 Street

SCHEFFEL CONSTRUCTION/RESTORATION

N6644 MACKEY RD
Springbrook

Seagull Enterprises

700 w south st
Stoughton

Sisu Builders LLC

4506 E Valley Brook Rd
Superior

STUART GROSSEN CONSTRUCTION

704 28TH AVE
Monroe

Sunrise Builders

28501 116th St.
Trevor

SUNRISE HOMES

P.O. Box 1357
Lake Geneva

Sure Foundations Inc

9451N Hwy K
Hayward

T S CONSTRUCTION

W6430 PATTERSON RD
Monroe

T.H.I.S

675 Ridge Rd
Mosinee

Tim Brown Construction

PO Box 168
Ashland

Timber Creek Builders LLC

1055 Silver Lake Dr
Portage

V.Wittenburg Construction

N7976 Ski Slide rd

Weaver Carpentry LLC

220 E Catherine St
Darlington

William Greely Custom Builders

2307 E 9th st
Superior

Wisconsin Homes Inc

425 West McMillan Street
Marshfield

ZWEIFEL CONSTRUCTION INC

N2408 BETHEL RD
Monroe
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