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CLASS ACTION BUILDING MATERIAL LAWSUITS...



Check this website from HADD (Homeowners Against Deficient Dwellings) for a more complete identification of active-inactive class action lawsuits/problems with building materials.

Status of Class Action Lawsuits involving Composite Siding Materials - Most lawsuits are closed.

The deadline for submitting a Claim Form in order to receive benefits from the Bonsal, Continental, Dryvit, and Parex Settlements is January 17, 2003.

POLYBUTELENE SETTLEMENT - PLASTIC FITTINGS ONLY


FILE POLYBUTELENE SETTLEMENT CLAIMS HERE - PLASTIC AND METAL FITTINGS
NOTE: As of May 1, 2009, the filing deadline for all new Cox v. Shell, et al. claims has EXPIRED.

Water Heaters manufactured between 1993 & 1997 had diptubes that dissolved over time and you found white plastic remnants in your lines and either clogged some lines or restricted water flow in your home. The class action lawsuit against the manufacturers using plastic diptubes has expired and no class-action remedies are available. However, individual lawsuits are still a recourse. Please consult an attorney or attempt to file a claim in small claims court.


HOME INSPECTION WEBSITES


GEORGIA ASHI (ASSOCIATION OF HOME INSPECTORS) - LP Siding, Stucco, Polybutelene, and Other Topics

HOME WARRANTY WEBSITES


NOTE: There may be other home warranty service providers, but I have only seen warranty plans from these companies.

2-10 - HOME WARRANTY INFORMATION

AMERICAN HOMESHIELD - HOME WARRANTY INFORMATION

FIDELITY NATIONAL HOME WARRANTY - (formerly ....Buyer's Protection Group...who was formerly.....Land America) - HOME WARRANTY INFORMATION

FIRST AMERICAN- HOME WARRANTY INFORMATION

Old Republic - HOME WARRANTY INFORMATION


HOME BUILDING PRODUCT WEBSITES


  • HARDI PLANK (CEMENT) SIDING


    GENERAL & SPECIFIC CONTRACTOR WEBSITES


    VENDORS & CONTRACTORS
    Service Type Name and Contact Info Website/Internet Contact
    Windows, Doors, Decks, and general carpentry work New Life Windows and Doors - Todd Geeting - 770-630-8150

    Todd's Blog

    Todd's Website

    Todd's Reviews on KUDZU.com

    Heating & Air Conditioning Reliable Heating & Air - 770-594-9096 Reliable's Website.

  • Bob & Rod Contractor Referrals - Check out their radio show Saturday mornings on WGKA AM-920

    Note: By placing these contractors above, I am not specifially recommending them. I suggest you perform some due diligence on your part and ask for referrals, but my clients have used them and have referred them to me.


  • GENERAL MAINTENANCE TIP WEBSITES



    Click here for a Rough estimate of annual home ownership related expenses


    GENERAL MAINTENANCE TIPS
    Category Tip Source
    General Maintenance Various websites
    Septic System Inspection & Maintenance University of Maryland
    Remodelling Projects Various websites.
    Remodelling & Home Maintenance BLOGs and FORUMS Various websites
    Wood-style Flooring Laminate flooring ($1-6/sq ft) pros are that it snaps in place, looks like wood, scratch resistant but cons are that it can't be refinished and lacks asthetic value of wood.

    Wood flooring ($4-20/sq ft) pros are pleasant look and can be refinished but cons requiring professional installation and needs to be properly sealed.

    8-30-07 Atlanta Journal-Constitution NW13
    Vinyl v. Ceramic Tile style Flooring Vinyl flooring ($0.50-6/sq ft) pros are high quality, resists sratches, dents, softer than tile (fewer dish/glass breaks), but main con is that it looks like vinyl.

    Ceramic tile ($3-10/sq ft) pros are durability, easier to keep clean, many colors and styles but cons are professional installation, hard on dishes/glasses, and cold on feet.

    8-30-07 Atlanta Journal-Constitution NW13
    Coutertops Corian countertops ($45-75/sq ft) pros are many colors and patterns, doesn't stain, scratches & burns may be bufe out, and lasts a lifetime but cons are it doesn't gain charater over time.

    Marble countertops ($65-95/sq ft) pros are number of colors, good for rolling dough, and ages well but cons are edges can chip, surface is porous and needs repetitive sealant, or it may stain.

    8-30-07 Atlanta Journal-Constitution NW13

    Definitely consider kitchen and bathroom improvements (but don't over-do-it) making the biggest difference. Painting the interior and updating electrical system are important as well. Remember, you will be competing with other resales in your neighborhood and all the new homes in the area.


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    Federal government Department of Transportation website on tips for moving and movers

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