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So I have the preliminary expert reports and it isn’t pretty. They all showed up here last Saturday and walked around and pointed out all the problems.
I feel like an idiot. How could I not have noticed what a crappy job he was doing? I was so in love with the process and the creative part of it all, that I didn’t notice the nuts and bolts (literally).
I took about a million pictures and they took some notes.
The biggest problem is that there are no plates in the timbers. Some of them, in fact, are just spiked in with nails. Big nails, mind you, but nails, not bolts with nuts attached to plates like they should be. The engineer told me that it isn’t safe to live here and I need to move out. NOT what I want to hear.
there is still quite a bit of work to be done on the electrical system
holes here and there
missing door hardware
Another issue is that there is NO ice shield under the roof shingles. At this altitude, that is a real problem.
However, according to my “experts” it can all be fixed! or replaced!
They are going to give me a final report sometime in the next 30 days that I can file with the court.
to be continued….