Ready to help D.R. Horton homeowners.

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.

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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.

Legal help in fighting D.R. Horton

This is a problem our experts say could have been easily avoided.

For most families, purchasing a home is their largest investment. When individuals bought a home from “America’s Largest Builder” D.R. Horton, they expected quality and safe workmanship—not a home for their family with significant defects and structural instability. If your D.R. Horton home has these issues, you are not alone.

That’s where we come in.

The law firms of Callison Tighe and Richardson Thomas are teaming up to help homeowners fight back.

South Carolina Structural Defects Attorneys

Our legal team includes experienced litigators with long track records of holding manufacturers and home builders accountable for subpar homes, products, and workmanship. We are working hard to ensure homeowners understand what is happening inside their homes and to hold D.R. Horton accountable for its work.

Callison Tighe and Richardson Thomas have already filed suit to hold D.R. Horton accountable for failing to provide homeowners with the safe and structurally sound home they thought they were buying.

If you’re having problems with a D.R. Horton home, we’d love to help you, too.


Contact us today for a free consultation.

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