an interesting article from the Seattle Times (thanks, Cheryl).
It's a widespread problem.
Sun City Hilton Head has foundation problems:
- sinking houses (http://peretired.blogspot.com/2008/11/master-builder-strikes-again.html (they were eventually demolished)
- cracked foundation slabs
- strange noises, etc.
Then there's the failure of the 1,000 ft. long, 30 ft. high, retaining wall at Hills of Rivermist in San Antonio Texas.
Most homeowners are on their own. it's NOT a good place to be.
What's needed is NATIONAL attention on the whole problem of shoddy house construction.