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C O and water in the basement

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OUr general contractor obtained a C.O. We had an engineer come buy and said a couple of things weren't up to code.

In addition, since the C.O. was issued, we have a substantial amount of water in the basement of this new construction. Our independent engineer had, in fact, pointed out the location wher he suspected their might be a water problem.

Does a leaky basement count against a C.O.?

If the engineer and inspector "disagree" as to code violations, who wins? Can the inspector revoke the CO for water in the basement . . .and will that force the contractor to move on it?


Senior Member
The CO does not mean that the home has no defects. All it means is that the building inpsector approved the construction and it is substantially completed enough for occupancy.
Send a letter to the builder with a copy of the report from the engineer demanding that the various items be corrected. You can also copy the building dept.

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