So I was backing out of the driveway the other day, and it collapsed.
See? The car just went CLUNK as I pulled out. I could hardly believe my eyes. And then I got the tape measure out, because I couldn’t believe them even more than at first.
Yup. My driveway, or at least part of it, is just under an inch and a half thick. We called the Homebuilder, who said he didn’t believe us and anyway, they heard stories like this all the time and there was nothing we could do about it. It’s the way we build driveways, was his message. Blah blah blah. And the warranty is only one year from date of construction. So good luck with that.
My point is not that wear and tear have happened. Sure, driveways sink and crack and all that. But this wasn’t built up to code, or even half of code, when it was put in. I think they should pay for it. And it rips me off that they know their driveways are subpar, and that there is no accountability for it. I want to be a good Christian, but maybe that means holding people accountable at times.
I sent the Developer a nice email today with four or five pictures to gander at, inviting them to do the right thing. I’ll let you know how it goes. (PS: I just didn’t feel right about publishing their name… yet).