I'm building a new home. I went in to check on the progress and I noticed they started to put in my laminate plank flooring. I asked them if they leveled the concrete and they said no. They said they were not informed it should have been leveled and for me to call the builder and affirm they would get paid. I did so and pointed out some (but not all areas) that need leveled. The builder told them to patch and level the floor. I can back and found that they used mortar that was in the garage (for the brick work to be done outside) to level. They only attempted to level the areas pointed out and not the entire floor. I know mortar is not appropriate material to level the concrete. They also failed to put down a vapor barrier. They only used a 2 mm foam under layer that did not cover all the concrete floor: it was 6 inches from the perimeter.
The floor isn't level. Areas squeak and bow when walking on it. I'm afraid of integrity issues.
My stem wall in garage is crumbling, tool cuts aren't straight. I also noticed that one of the windows were sticking and has this separation/crack in drywall. Should I express any concerns to the builder or is this within tolerance? Video link and photos are attached.
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You have had a lot of bad work done that is the builders responsibility too correct. 1st try to deal with the builder. He will want to fix this. It is common to have issues with new buildings and bad sub-contractors, it is in his interest to deal with these problems and they will typically allow financially on their part for this in their contracts they made with you. If the builder refuses then cease all payments and get legal advice immediately.
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