Residential construction in Texas is generally covered by a 10-year warranty for structural issues. But here's the thing: if there does prove to be a problem with your house, it's only going to get worse with time and, depending on the nature of the issue, it could spin off ancillary problems which might be challenging to deal with in and of themselves as separate repairs. These residents described above were smart to jump on their issues quickly, while their home is still in its toddlerhood, and get their warranty claim fulfilled now. (There is a warranty site for our builder Meritage, and I can't seem to find an analogous page for our other builder Brighton, but here is a list of phone numbers for its parent company).
That resident's structural situation is not the only warranty claim I've been told about thus far in Section 9. Furthermore, I've also heard multiple stories about "quirks" arising, issues with houses that may or may not eventually prove to be defects per se, but which are aggravations for homeowners. Some of the houses are demonstrating remarkably consistent quirks from one house to the next, which is not unexpected, given that there were a limited number of trades teams swarming the section during construction.
Here's what I suggest: if anything appears quirky in your house, communicate it to me and/or to our POA. Knowledge is power, there's strength in numbers, and insert additional cliche's here. Some of us are having to solve these types of problems and if you are also facing the same problem, we could potentially help you to avoid re-inventing part of the warranty wheel if we were to pool our information and experiences.
Happy Birthday, Section 9.
|Nothing but wood and wide open spaces: Section 9 a bit more than three years ago.|