D.R. Horton Homes Litigation
D.R. Horton Homeowners Lawsuit Information
Ready to help D.R. Horton homeowners.
Do you live in a recently constructed D.R. Horton home?
Does your D.R. Horton home have a second floor that is uneven, feels bouncy, or squeaks?
If so, these issues could be symptoms of a more significant problem.
The law firms of Callison Tighe and Richardson Thomas have joined forces to see that you get the compensation that you deserve based on your home’s condition.
It will cost you nothing to contact us and learn whether we can help.Contact Us Now For a Free Consultation Call Us Now For a Free Consultation
Background – Your Home’s Support.
Here are some of the problems we know about:
How other builders do it:
Many homes in South Carolina are built on a concrete slab foundation (e.g., a home with no basement or crawlspace). Typically, in these homes, a builder cannot run HVAC, plumbing, and electrical lines underneath the first floor—and instead, must run them through the first floor’s ceiling. In these situations, many builders will use open-web trusses—which provide space for HVAC, electrical, and plumbing lines—without negatively affecting a home’s structural integrity. Our experts say that open-web truss construction is slightly more expensive than alternatives, but it is a broadly accepted practice in the construction industry.
What D.R. Horton does:
What we have seen in many recently constructed D.R. Horton homes in South Carolina is different. Instead of using open-web trusses or other construction techniques, D.R. Horton used “I-Joists”. Because I-Joists lack openings like those found in open-web truss systems, HVAC, plumbing, and electrical lines can only be run in one direction—parallel to the I-joists—without cutting through the I-Joists.
How do I-Joists impact my home?
It is extremely difficult to work on HVAC, plumbing, and electrical lines in your home without cutting through I-Joists. Cutting through I-Joists is prohibited by building codes in South Carolina—except under very particular circumstances. Improperly cut or modified I-Joists can lead to many problems, including structural instability. This type of issue can easily cost you more than $100,000 in repairs and dramatically affect the resale value of your home.
Contact us today for a free consultation.
Submitting this form should not be construed as establishing a client-attorney relationship.