My fiance and I have decided that we want some new floors in our house. I get the carpet ripped out and find a massive amount of water damage around the patio door. Apparently the people that built the house didn't seal the around the door (one of the many things that was done wrong).
So today I get that all ripped out and replaced. The only problem now is that the bottom part of the door jam and the wood on the under side of the threshold is rotted too. Unless I can find a new threshold to fit this door I will have to buy a new one. So fun fun day tomorrow calling all of the hardware stores in the area.
Other problems I have found...
The sub floors look like something out of a dr. suess cartoon because they missed the beams when nailing (I found one row like this that runs the entire length of the house), the support struts were not cut off or secured properly in places and are now pushing the sub floor up, the wrong nails were used in places, too few nails were used, they put glue down to hold everything put it didn't keep the boards tight so they pulled up over time, they placed the ply wood off center so it isn't supported on the ends in a few spots, and generally didn't take the time to level pretty much anything.
The interior trim either had way to many or too few nails in it. They would use really tiny nails or nails that were clearly too big for the job. Also the nails would be clustered in the middle and have between 0 and 2 on the ends. When you looked at the trim on the walls it wasn't flat against it, it was wavy. Also all of the interior trim has a line of caulking on the top so you couldn't see the gap between the trim and the wall, but they didn't go back over and scrape in an attempt to make it look nice. They laid a bead of caulk and left it.
When the pad for the carpet was put down I'm fairly certain that the individual was either drunk or having a good time with the staple gun (or both) because about every foot you'll find a big patch 30 or more staples. This has been really fun to rip out.
I have 2 light switches that sit on the same plate next to each other that control the same light.
They did leave me a cut out for a ceiling fan, but its a few inches away from the sky light. So if I want to put a fan in I have to deal with the strobe light effect.
Those are the problems I have found so far. I'm sure I will find more the deeper into the rabbit hole i go.