Sunday, July 29, 2012

A leaky house and no progress

Its been nothing but frustration since our Pre-drywall meeting this past Wednesday.  Insulation was completed on Thursday along with the sewer and gas line and then mother nature hit us hard in Pittsburgh.  Thursday afternoon some sever weather moved into the area and it pretty much rained off and on until Saturday evening.  The down pours were severe with over 4 inches coming down in the township were building in.  It was discovered during Thursday afternoons storm that there is a leak somewhere in our roof or exterior wall of our house.  The northwest corner of our house which would be the garage , family room, and master bedroom all had puddles of water in them.  Of course insulation began to fall off the walls and some of the drywall that was stockpiled in our house got wet,  The schedule was for the installation of the siding to begin however looks the poor weather prevented that.  Drywall was also supposed to begin but now that the interior walls and insulation have gotten wet in the above mentioned areas along with stacks of drywall no drywalling was done.  PM said that he placed a call to the roofers for them to return and find the source of the leak but as of yesterday that does not appear to have happened.  We got pounded again with rain yesterday.  I went to check on the house and to my dismay more water had gotten into the house from the leak and from broken windows resulting in more insulation coming down and water getting into the mudroom as well.  I guess we will just have to wait and see what happens tomorrow when the PM returns.

6 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness. I hope they're able to get everything dried out, and replace what needs replacing, without getting too far behind schedule!

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  2. That sounds awful! I'm so sorry!

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  3. Geesh!!! Just grateful it happened at this stage instead of when the house was finished, none the less, I still would have been disturbed...so sorry!!

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  4. Sorry to hear of your troubles. But be thankful they are discovered before the drywall was put up. If you want to see something similar, check out my blog back in february. In my house, they had to rip out the drywall and let the house dry out for about a week before they could proceed.

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  5. Dealing with a bad weather during the construction of the house can be a pain. There is a high chance that there will be delays on work and construction. How’s the construction of your house going? What kind of siding did you use? I hope you chose a siding that can prevent the formation of molds and leaks, and spare from the hassles it may bring in the future.

    ~Lilia Marchi

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