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Custom Homebuilding – Part 3

Minimize the number of owner-hired contractors Sometimes owners want to hire some of the contractors directly. Generally in my opinion the fewer owner-hired contractors the better since if problems arise the builder may attempt to [...]

By | November 30th, 2015|Categories: Construction Defects|Comments Off on Custom Homebuilding – Part 3

Custom Homebuilding – Part 2

Consider hiring your own stage inspector(s). You may have little protection from lender-driven and governmental (i.e. permitting) inspections. The lender's inspector most probably will not be conducting quality control inspections, and instead most probably will [...]

By | August 20th, 2015|Categories: Construction Defects|Comments Off on Custom Homebuilding – Part 2

Minimizing the chance that your “dream” custom home doesn’t turn into a “nightmare” – Part 1

Many of you may be considering building your dream custom home. I have represented many individuals that unfortunately have had difficulty with this process. I will be providing information on a continuing blog basis concerning [...]

By | July 5th, 2015|Categories: Construction Defects|Comments Off on Minimizing the chance that your “dream” custom home doesn’t turn into a “nightmare” – Part 1

Considering Buying a Home That Has Had Foundation Repair?

Some of you may be considering purchasing a home with prior foundation repairs. The seller or one or more real estate agents may tout the “lifetime” warranty provided by the foundation repair contractor as your [...]

By | September 30th, 2014|Categories: Foundation Defects|Tags: , |Comments Off on Considering Buying a Home That Has Had Foundation Repair?

How important are the characteristics of the soil on your lot to the success of your foundation?

Improperly Designed Foundations Before actual construction commences, builders/developers typically hire geotechnical engineering firms to analyze the characteristics of the soil in a particular area or subdivision. The geotechnical engineer analyzes the characteristics and sufficiency of [...]

By | February 25th, 2014|Categories: Foundation Defects|Tags: , , |Comments Off on How important are the characteristics of the soil on your lot to the success of your foundation?

What does “bonded and insured” really mean?

How many times have you seen or heard the phrase that a contractor/remodeler is “bonded and insured”? Probably plenty. But what does this phrase really mean? Usually, it is used to make you, the potential [...]

By | September 3rd, 2013|Categories: Construction Defects|Comments Off on What does “bonded and insured” really mean?