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Old 2018-06-21, 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted by TheGrudge View Post
Exactly. The chances of it looking like it did before are slim. Also, having a team of workers and a mess in your house for a week - no thanks. This doesn't make me feel better.
I'm not quite sure I understand your logic. First, they should be able to get it back to what it looked like. At least as well as they could for any fix elsewhere in the house.

And, instead of the small chance that they might be in your house for a week or so doing the fix, you would rather have someone in for months finishing the basement? Isn't this one of the big benefits of getting the builder to finish the basement?
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Old 2018-06-22, 11:04 AM
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I wouldn't touch the basement for 2 years, like Greg said. Not only to see what cracks or leaks develop, but because it's not going to be done well.

Wait, see what happens, use that time to customize some things upstairs, maybe run some wires or conduit where you can. When you know the walls are not leaking, rip out the bagged insulation, put down a proper dimpled subfloor, and do it properly. A cheap builder-finished basement feels like a basement. A proper finished basement doesn't feel like a basement.

Mess? Sure. Any construction is. But it's temporary.
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A few days ago I inspected a 30 day old home in Milton with a finished basement. All of the issues noted below will be very difficult to access and will cause damage to this "finished" basement. Shame that the builder did not properly inspect the basement and have them fixed first. Yes, the builder will need to fix these things,,, but a what a unnecessary mess.

1) No exhaust out from the exterior HRV vent yet the duct connections at the HRV look fine. Finished ceiling will need to be opened.

2) Good sized foundation crack that WILL leak. Finished wall will need to be opened.

3) Hose bib pipe is leaking. Finished ceiling will need to be opened.
For the new home warranty inspection services you need and deserve call Andy Shaw at 905 876 4761
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