We moved in 08/26/2020. There was some issues with the side walk cement that the builder had to fix we found out through a city worker that we weren't suppose to move in until that was fixed. I'm not sure how we were able to if things were still being worked out. We noticed a big crack near our garage door and some very large voids underneath the driveway. we can stick a measuring tape for about 43". We spoke with the engineer who was going to send info to building department to have the builder fix it. However we are now being told by the builder that he is not fixing any of it other than what is part of the City. The city worker made another visit and marked Void across our driveway along with additional findings. We are unsure what to do from here. We were told that our application for Water and sewage was put on hold until it was signed off. It was signed of 09/19/2020. Therefore our service didn't start until then. I'm not sure what is going on or what we are suppose to do from here.
Assuming this is new construction and you have already raised the issue directly with the builder, you should know that the statute of limitations on any potential claims is ticking. Defects on new construction are governed by California's Right to Repair Act (Civil Code sec. 895, et seq.) which is also likely incorporated into your Purchase Agreement (and CC&Rs if your home is part of an HOA). Read those documents carefully as they will guide in a possible "claim" against the Builder. You should consider contacting a construction defect attorney to assist you. All the best.
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