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Jan 27, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: andy

Every week the driveway seems to be getting worse. The spalling is taking hold.

Dec 20, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: andy

The trim on the front of my home that was fixed last fall is cracked again.

Jul 10, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: andy
I just noticed that my concrete driveway is starting to spall. It is only a year and a half old.
Jun 4, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: andy

I recently noticed the stucco on the north side of my house is bubbling in places and starting to flake off.

 

Apr 24, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: andy

Four of my kitchen cabinet doors have stripped screws and are falling off.

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Jul 5, 2012

How to Cut Corners


Here is what I think is the Alpine Homes way of building a home and how they and many other builders get away with questionable craftmanship.

 

Category: General
Posted by: andy

Here is my theory of how builders such as Alpine Homes think they can get away with building their customers a product that is complete with step after step of cut corners and shoddy workmanship.

As long as the sum of all the pieces can be passed off as an acceptable home it doesn't matter how the parts are done. The bigger and more complex the final product the easier it is to be lazy along the way and pass them on to the consumer because they will go under the radar. For example, if I hired somebody to come and replace a window in my home and that was the extent of his job it would be important for it to be done correctly and done well and it likely would be. On the other hand, if the guy was hired to install 20 windows on a new home where many other parts are involved, what is the motivation to do a good job? Typically, a company that takes pride in their work and strives for excellence would be sure to hire guys that produce good results and not just when they are being watched closely. Alpine Homes does not appear to be that kind of company. My home has problems and poor quality at almost every turn. Most things are small enough that they can get away with not needing a repair. Like the wall in my bathroom. The sheetrock installer didn't push the sheetrock all the way into the corner so now the top corner curves into the room. Who is going to know? Certainly not the new home buyer that has a million other things to look at. Then once the sheetrock installer is done the painter has his turn. Since nobody was really checking I didn't get any primer on my walls. Pretty awesome because now I can put tape on the wall and peel it off and the paint comes off too.

I believe that if I had hired workers to come into my home and step by step do work that Alpine Homes did in the process of building it I would have received a better outcome. I am not happy at how Alpine Homes assembled each of the individual parts.

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