First of all, we ended up getting carpet in the dining room after all. We spoke to our PM on Friday afternoon and told him we feared that they were going to carpet the dining room even though we paid for hardwood. He said he'd be sure to make a call and make sure it was hardwood. Well, we were out of town since Friday, so we swung by today. Well - the dining room is carpeted. That was our first surprise.
The living room has carpeting down, and the steps to the upstairs have padding on them, and the upstairs has carpeting laid out as well. The basement steps have padding on them, and while we were heading down to the basement to see if it was carpeted (it's hard to see because we do not have electricity yet and it's a rainy day here today)...John gets to the bottom and sees that we have carpeting. He steps off the last step and got a horrible surprise.
Yea, no joke, between 4-6" of water IN the basement ON TOP of the CARPETING. I cannot even deal right now. With so much going on between the house and wedding and work, I do not even know what to do. I seriously was about to cry. Then, I just got really angry...we went over to our Sales Rep because the model home was still open.
We told him what is going on and he said this is happening because we do not have electricity right now so the sump pump isn't turning on, and that the area around our house is not grated (sp?) correctly yet. I really kind of don't buy this. I honestly think it's just something that the buyer would want to hear. I, however, was raised by parents who don't take BS. I said to him - regardless of the sump pump, water should not be getting into our basement. He said water would probably get in to the sump pump but that's why it's there. I'm starting to really wonder if Ryan gives the buyers a sump pump included for a reason. Are they taking short cuts?
I need your opinions. I honestly don't even know where to go with this one. He said they would replace the carpeting and cut out the drywall that was affected and make sure everything is fine. What am I supposed to do, go and watch them do this? How am I supposed to believe that they will do the right thing? This is a finished basement, we are going to use this as living space, I have horrible allergies and if I have mold in my living space, I am going to be miserable 24/7. We are paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for this home. Can you guys please help me on this one? If there is one thing on my blog that concerns me the most - this is the post, and I REALLY need your opinions :( :(