Friday, October 9, 2015

10 Month Inspection

It's been a LOOOONG time since I've written on here, but I figured I'd update readers on the 10 month inspection part of building a home.

10 Month Inspection

We got our paperwork for our 10 month inspection around July. On the paperwork it had our scheduled date and instructions. We had to fill out the paperwork and confirm if the date we were assigned was good for us or not. On the paperwork you'll try and list everything that needs fixing. Things we included were:

  • Squeaky flooring by morning in Great Room
  • Drywall issues (nail pops and other problems)
  • Calking needs to be re-done
  • Some bedroom doors wouldn't close due to house settling
  • Kitchen cabinet doors need to be re-aligned
  • Garbage disposal acting funny

Our scheduled date was in early August. It only took about an hour. We had two guys show up, one guy telling us what the next steps would be and went over paperwork with us. In the meantime, the second guy went around the house and checked all the doors and other little things he could fix up for us.

During this initial inspection (at least for us) they didn't fix anything with drywall or flooring. I think this is dependent on your area, because I have seen some people get their flooring fixed on this visit, but our guys have a specific team that needs to come out for that. We also were given what we need to schedule the drywall visit.

Everything with them went smoothly and they were both very polite and easy to work with.

Soon after we sent the paperwork in to get our drywall fixed. We didn't get a call for WEEKS, so my boyfriend ended up calling them, and they told us we couldn't get an appointment until November 10th. I don't know about you guys, but I think that's a little ridiculous. We talked to them in August and November was the earliest they could do?? Oh well, it is what it is, and now I'm forced to wait for paint even longer than I thought originally!

Crown molding, quarter round, and paint

We finally found our painters annnnnd we're also getting crown molding! I'm pretty excited about it, and cannot wait!

Next week we will have a guy come in to do crown molding in every room of the first floor AND he'll be putting the quarter round down for our floor. After the whole Lumber Liquidator's scandal (you can read my post about that here), I just couldn't get myself to finish a floor that I know I'll probably have to rip up eventually.

We decided we're just going to wait out the class action lawsuit they have against them (which is why we're having someone finish it with the quarter round) to see if anything happens/if we can get our money back. Once that settles we'll invest in a whole new floor and definitely get one in there before kids are a thought. We're mostly afraid that if we rip it up we'll eliminate any rights we have to getting refunded. We feel that they are mostly safe for now, as the chemicals are mostly in the glue and not on the exposed surface of the wood (Lumber Liquidators is arguing it's safe because it's contained IN the wood - kind of like asbestos is fine unless you tamper with it), so as of right now it's not worth the risk or investment.

Once we get our drywall fixed (finally) we will be getting the entire 1st floor painted and the stairway and hallway upstairs painted.

Hope everyone else is doing well, and I'll try and keep things more up to date and not just completely disappear!


  1. Hey Lauren! Glad everything is going well with you guys. I am excited about your molding and painting! I so remember the flooring issue and at least you are good until things can play out a little more. I will spare the re-hashing of such a horrible nightmare, but I glad things are moving in a positive direction for you all. Please post pictures once you have your moldings and painting done. How exciting!!!
    Have a great weekend!

    1. Thanks Eboni! Things look amazing with your house too!

      Our molding is almost done (they ran out of time on day 2) so hopefully they'll finish this week! Paint will be happening the week of November 10th -I CANNOT wait!!!

    2. Did you ever post any pics of this? Can you give us a rough idea at least of the cost of adding the moulding was? We are finalizing our selections for a new palermo and my wife really likes the way the highest level trim package looks, but it seems a bit pricey and they only do the dining and foyer and i'm sure she'd rather have more than that done in a matching style.

  2. How is the house holding up? Any problems like leaking, cracks in pavement, etc. Does the HVAC unit equally keep the house cooled/heated properly throughout (no room being hotter/colder than others)? Any signs of products used already showing more wear than should given the fact they are less than 2 years old?