Austin TX Real Estate - Hill Country Austin Lakeway Homes for Sale: June 2010

Why Can't a Home Builder Build a Straight Wall? - New Construction Homes - Austin TX Home Builders

New Construction Homes - Austin TX Home Builders - Do you ever wonder why some houses are built with a wall that's not square or a wall that seems warped or curved?  Take a look at this picture and you'll see part of the reason for this...

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This wood is sitting across the street from me waiting to be put on a house. When it was dropped off last week, the wood all seemed to be perfectly straight. Look at where the numbers 589 are. Does the wood look straight to you? To me, it looks like the weight of the wood is giving in, and thus creating a huge sag in the middle of the pieces of wood.

Do you think the builder is going to do anything about it? No, why would they? Their stock answer is that no house is perfect and no two pieces of wood are exactly the same, so you can't expect walls to be perfecting squared.  I understand their point, but does it not make sense that the builders can also help prevent much of the issue?

If this wood was put flat on the ground, there would be no room for it to bend and warp, hence there would be many less issues during the construction process of the new house. With the heat we've had, we're in TEXAS, the wood is bending more and more each day.  I'm so glad the home builders treat our houses like they were their own (yes, that was said tongue in cheek)!

For the consumers, when you're building a new construction home with an Austin TX home builder, do not settle for warped walls. Have them fixed. This will save you issues in the future for things as simple as hanging a picture on the wall straight.  Make sure you have a REALTOR® working for you and with you during your new construction home building process!

**Are You Packed Yet?** 

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