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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Carpet, Stairs & Brick, Oh No!

Sprinkler heads are in (should have sod tomorrow), carpet installed, staircase update, drywall work (with compound dropped on the carpet--breathe...breathe) & and a brick oops




this is what our staircase ended up looking like after 10 weeks of contractor traffic, for some reason they took off the protective covering and we alerted the PM right away and he said dont worry about it they will sand it and it will look brand new and those drips on the risers are glue from the manufacturer, I guess he wasn't expecting it to get this bad.

and today we found this laying in the garage, not sure how theyre going to do this but...score!


We just noticed this as we were walking around the house, the black line represents the first course of brick when they did the foundation, the red line shows the angle of the next course done weeks later, there is about 5/8" difference which is too much for us to ignore. The PM said hes on it.


12 comments:

  1. You're getting closer and closer!!! Yea! Looks great - and great to hear that your PM seems to be on top of all these things. :)

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  2. That will be interesting to see how they replace those stairs! It is definitely beyond my scope!

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  3. Are those steps that are in your garage? Are they going to replace the staircase in your house?

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    1. Yes! Good. Because they look like crap

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  4. I'm with Thomas. How in the hell do they plan to replace them? Same with the brick.

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  5. Glad that you guys have caught these things before closing. Also, good to hear that your PM has agreed to fix it.

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  6. With regards to the stairs, I was looking and it comes pre assembled and is only nailed through the sides and top/bottom which are both surrounded by carpeting (not hardwood) onto the framing. Its probably too much work to dismantle the stairs and replace each piece so I have to assume that theyre going to rip the old one down, the trim is easily replaceable. Guess only time will tell

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  7. Re: The brick, he said the mason would just chisel out the offending bricks, rip cut the ones that are too thick to remove some depth and replace them in a certain order to keep stress on the upper bricks low.

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  8. Good catch on the brick. I'm glad they are going to fix it for you. Is it over a large area or just in that one section?
    Sorry to hear about the drywall compound on the carpet. Our carpet is being installed Thursday with drywall touch-up on Friday. I don't understand why they can't do the touch-up before the carpet since they are notoriously messy.
    I'm very curious to see how they handle the stairs. At least you are getting new since the originals are so marked up.

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    1. Its just in that one area on the right side of the garage, someone just didnt feel like dealing with customizing the brick on that layer.

      Both carpet & drywall guys were in the house at the same time, there had to be some issues. Ive walked every inch of the carpet and it just happened in one area tracked on the bottom of someones shoe, so there are a few spots.

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  9. Wow - I would love to see them work on the stair replacement!

    We have a stone issue. The side of the house from the porch to the outside has six rows of stone below the porch line. The side from the porch to the garage has two rows. I let the PM know this needs to match. A day or two later someone came and dumped dirt in between the porch and garage. Uh... I don't think so.

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  10. We too had drywall compound on the carpet. Our PM came in for our post move-in follow-up and he squatted down, rubbed the drywall compound, and it turned to dust which he then vacuumed. He said it is always better to let it dry completely or it will be a mess. It is no longer there -- you can't see it or feel it. Don't worry!

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