Thursday, May 16, 2013
After 42 years of owning a house, I rent now. The last house that I owned, built by Pulte Homes, was one of more than 5,000 at Sun City Hilton Head, SC. In 2005 I discovered that Pulte substituted nails for hurricane clips in roof truss connections. The building code requires that houses in this coastal area be capable of withstanding 130 mph hurricane-force winds. There are other widespread problems with these houses, including defective stucco, cracked foundation slabs and leaking roofs. Do your homework before you buy! Shoddy new home construction and ineffective government regulation are everywhere.