We called out standing water puddling in a newly contructed home by a reputable builder. They tore out the tub and surrounding tile and re-worked it. Buyer called for a re-inspection and states water still puddling in tub that won’t fully drain.
Apparantly the builder did not replace the tub, just reseated it. Now the builder is saying that there is an acceptable tolerance for standing water in a tub (we’re calling BS on that one). They’re going to have the manufacturer speak with the buyer and the builder also checked other tubs in about eight other houses in the same sub-division and they all puddle.
I’ve advised our client verbally that
- If there’s standing water in the tub that won’t drain, we’re going to call it out again.
- I can’t believe they did all that work and didn’t replace the tub.
- If the builder claims there’s an acceptable tolerance, have them show the reference in writing.
- Just because all the tubs in the neighborhood have the same problem doesn’t make it right.
All the tubs I have ever seen in ten years of inspecting have drained completely prior to leaving the home. Am I missing something here? I doubt there’s an acceptable tolerance for standing water in tub. Anyone ever heard of that?
Thanks in advance for your comments.