Sunday, May 6, 2012

Pushed too far

We went out to the site today to see if there was anything new.  It was dark when I went out last and in the daylight there seems to be something wrong with the house placement.  During the sales process the SR explained that the house would be moved over to side street as much as possible to give us a more consolidated side yard on the right of the house.


In the picture here we can see that house corner markers are pushed pretty far to the right from the lot corner marker on the left.  This does not seem to be the house placement as I understood it.  We have a different SR filling in for the last couple of weeks so when I spoke with her she did not have any explanation why the house would be marked this way other than that maybe there something like drainage or other that forced them mark the house this way   o.0

We have the pre-construction meeting on Thursday so it seems that it will have to be discussed then.  Considering that another house were marked incorrectly in the subdivision, and was not noticed until another keen eye from a fellow homeowner noticed, gives me cause to wonder.

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  1. Stay on them. That is my best piece of advice.

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  2. pre-const should happen before the county inspects so things should definitely be negotiable at this point, out lot wasnt even staked until after that meeting so there is definitely a time-window.

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    1. It looks like they have the permit ready to go so it makes me a little anxious.

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    2. They broke ground and dug our hole prior to our pre con mtg. We felt there was an error in the way they placed our house on our lot as the plot map originally showed a rear entry garage (ours Is front entry). The house is shifted to the right to accommodate what they thought would be a driveway on the left side if our home. Stay on them and Resolve this before they do anything else. No one ever bothered to let us know we broke ground and it was too late to make any changes by the time we had our pre start mtg. I hope everything turns out to your satisfaction! Good luck!

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    3. Ugh... that makes me upset for you that they started to dig before you even had the meeting. Thanks for letting me know, that prompted me to send them an email.

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  3. Fasten your seatbelt, the building ride has begun! Welcome aboard!

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  4. I have read blogs where they broke ground a couple days before the pre-construction meeting without letting the homebuyer know. You should check on this ahead of time!

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    1. Good point, I have seen that too. I will have to write them to make sure that they do not do those type of shenanigans.

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  5. While trekking up and down my backyard slope yesterday, I couldn't help but wish I had asked pointed questions to the PM at the pre-con meeting to assure I understood completely. I remember talking about how the back yard would be WITH my PM, but he didn't chime in to prepare me for the house placement.
    So, as everyone else has stated, get very specific with your PM.

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    1. Will definitely have to confirm all the location points.

      I actually kind of like your slope aside from that crazy outlet placement. Did you ever hear anything more about them fixing that for you?

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  6. I emailed the SRs today and told them to please not start digging until we have the pre-construction meeting. There was a lack of response and I did not drive by there today o.0

    **imagining a big pile of dirt already**

    I do have another resource who was possibly going to mention to the PM today that something looks to be amiss with the stake placement (I appreciate that!).

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  7. The stakes are placed 6 feet farther out in every direction from where your actual house will be.

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    1. Awesome, so even further to the right. I need some more salt in that wound!

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    2. Sorry! I thought you should know! *hugs*

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    3. No worries, I appreciate you letting me know! I rather be aware of that instead of finding out about it after the fact.

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  8. Emailed you -- but for everybody else -- I walked it off today when I was visiting my house (we have primer on the drywall... but I digress) and you're 100% correct. Your stakes are a good 30 to 40' off.


    I'm assuming you have a front entry garage or it would make even less sense... Or your 70' driveway must have been a special request.

    On the bright side your neighbor looks correct. If surveying was baseball they'd still be in the hall of fame.

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    1. Thanks for taking a look there. Good to know someone else can clearly see what we saw with the placement of the stakes!

      We have front entry garage so I think our drive way is around the middle of the lot the way it stands now. I drove by today to make sure there was no digging considering that I have not heard anything back from the SR since I emailed them.

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  9. Dont forget to take into account any setbacks required by the county. There are always front, back, and side setbacks. Generally side set back arent too extreme. But the setback do require the house to be a certain amount of feet from the property line, this may have caused some issue. also, there may be an easment that you are unaware of, which cant be built on, such as sewer or storm drains. Just a few thoughts to chew on.

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