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marksmith68

Junior Member
What is the name of your state? CA

We purchased a new home in Oct 04 and in Feb 05 we had water leaks through the foundation and into garage creating damage. The builder is refusing to fix the foundation where the leak is coming in and only fixed the water damage in the garage. We purchased the house 'As Is' but it seems that if the concrete foundation is not finished properly and has leaks that the seller or general contractor is responsible? In addition the builder did not paint gutters properly and paint is coming off and it is starting to rust.

Do I have any recourse?

Mark
 


seniorjudge

Senior Member
What does your contract say about the house being sold "as is".

We want the EXACT language (leaving out personal info, of course).
 

HomeGuru

Senior Member
marksmith68 said:
What is the name of your state? CA

We purchased a new home in Oct 04 and in Feb 05 we had water leaks through the foundation and into garage creating damage. The builder is refusing to fix the foundation where the leak is coming in and only fixed the water damage in the garage. We purchased the house 'As Is' but it seems that if the concrete foundation is not finished properly and has leaks that the seller or general contractor is responsible? In addition the builder did not paint gutters properly and paint is coming off and it is starting to rust.

Do I have any recourse?

Mark

**A: was this a brand new home? If so, why would it be sold as-is? Where are the building plans and specs? Did you get a home inspection? Did you read the warranty papers? Post the warranty clause from your contract. Did you hire an engineer to investigate the foundation problems? Once I read the as-is clause, I will respond with more.
 

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