Saturday, January 17, 2009

what is this?

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I removed the carpet and padding, exposing the concrete slab underneath. The crack runs the full length of the floor. At one point what appears to be a vapor barrier appears in the crack. PULTE, THE VAPOR BARRIER IS SUPPOSED TO BE UNDER THE SLAB. With the vapor barrier THROUGH the slab, instead of UNDER it, the slab is weakened, and cracks. Duhhhhhhhhh! Just another example of Pulte's "high quality".

Sun City, any question why your ceramic tile floors are cracked?












































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3 comments:

Yaj said...

It's just a stress fracture.

And that epoxy-looking seal was just a test. I think it worked!

Yaj said...

One has to think that if this sort of movement and cracking shows up on this slab, it is likely to show up the same on others. Perhaps all...

And for plastic to surface within a crack is indicative of very substandard work. Properly done, no matter what the time of year or what the outdoor temperature, this should not be showing up.

When others remove their carpeting, either to replace it or install tile or hardwood floor, they are likely to encounter the same as this excellent example of shoddy work passed by the County "inspector."

All it has to do is survive the warranty period. Then it is YOUR problem1

Yaj said...

I see from the new photo, with the drywall knife beside the crack, that upon cutting the plastic you can tell that this was indeed intended to be the "vapor retarder." That is not how vapor retarders are supposed to be installed, and may have contributed to the cracking.

That is such a GOOD example of shoddy work!