Building a New Construction home can be a good experience, or it can be a frustrating experience. It almost depends on how much of the process you see and pay attention to. Many people building a home very rarely stop by the house to check on it and see the progress. Others like to visit at least once a week and give the builder a list of issues each time.
A few months ago, I posted about a house being built across the street from me and how the plumbing was protruding through the slab that was poured. I really thought they would redo something in this spot, but all they ended up doing was covering it up. Do you think the soon-to-be homeowner knows? I have no idea.
Here's what I'm talking about...
Here's what they decided to do...
As you can see, they put the sprinkler system right in front of it (yes, in our area, the sprinklers need to be above ground for some odd reason no one really knows as they should be underground). I'll assume this is to draw your attention away from it. They also built the landscaping up, higher than what I think they normally would, so they could draw attention away and "hide" it a little.
The wall inside is not a flush wall and never will be, but I guess the builder thinks that as long as they can get away with doing it this way, why make changes?
Bottom-line? Try to visit your home site often when you're building a house so you can catch some things the builders might not catch, or things the builders don't think you'll care about. If you can't do it, make sure you're working with a Realtor® who can do some spot checks for you and ask further questions on your behalf!
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