The following is an update from my attorneys at Anderson & Kriger.
"Our geotechnical engineers, Terra Pacific, were out in your development two weeks ago doing floor surveys on close to twenty homes as well as doing some subsurface soil investigation. Terra Pacific dug three test pits and took two concrete cores, taking soil samples from each. From first glance Terra Pacific believes that there was only about 11/2 feet of fill materials on top of the expansive soils. When we asked the geologists from Terra Pacific if the 11/2 feet of fill was allowable they stated that there should be at least double the amount of fill when building on expansive soils. Terra Pacific has taken soil samples for laboratory testing to evaluate the expansiveness of the soil.
We also had our architectural expert, David Hood of Bel Esprit Builders, out conducting visual inspections two weeks ago. Mr. Hood observed several shower enclosure deficiencies as well as various other defects and is sure to find other issues when he returns to inspect the roofs once we get some dry weather. Mr. Hood also observed the damages from soil movement which included sticky/inoperable doors, cracked drywall, lifting walls and several other issues.
The investigation of the soils and miscellaneous architectural problems would be continuing over the next several months. To date we have filed two lawsuits against R&B. R&B was served the complaints last week"
We will keep you all updated as we hear anything.