“Pulte's and the County's ‘fix’ for the defective connections is to insert a ‘toe screw’."
Following is some good advice from a website tracking stucco problems in Sun City. It can be applied to the roof truss connection problem.
“Many of you have also called my office and told me that Pulte has offered to make repairs to the stucco on your home. While several individuals have expressed extreme skepticism about allowing Pulte to make repairs given their demonstrated lack of understanding about how stucco exteriors should be properly designed and applied, should you decide to entertain such an offer, we would strongly recommend that you require Pulte to explicitly state in writing what they propose to do and require that they provide written specifications for their proposed repair in which the installation deficiencies themselves are all being corrected.”
“Without clear written specifications as to how these installation deficiencies are going to be repaired, it is likely that only the superficial resulting problems of their prior mistakes are going to be remedied such that the original installation errors will again damage the newly repaired areas. You should remember that the stucco repairs that our engineer has observed to date have not been done properly and he has indicated that these repaired areas will fail in the future as the underlying deficiencies have not been addressed.”
The full document (“memo regarding Pulte’s inspection and offer for stucco repairs”) can be found at http://www.suncityblufftonhomedefectclaims.com/index.asp under “important documents”.
May 2, 2008