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Backfill required to be gravel all the way up? or just around the footer

Mark K

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Talk to an attorney and ask him how much it will likely cost to litigate and what is the likely outcome. Talk to the attorney about terminating your contract with the Contractor. Then find an engineer, not to act as an inspector, but to evaluate the problem and develop a fix if needed. You may find that the cheapest thing is just to fix the problem yourself. It will also be the quickest.
 

JPohling

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I assume you have a loan for this house? I would get the mortgage holder involved as well. This house is not worth as much as they think it is
 

mtlogcabin

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Oct 17, 2009
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Montana adopted the International Residential Code (IRC) to be used by local jurisdictions. The state does not issue permits for residential homes in their jurisdictions. However the Montana courts have ruled the adopted IRC is the minimum (construction standard) that contractors should be using when building homes within the states jurisdiction. Maybe Ohio has had similar court rulings which would work in your favor. Seek legal advice
 
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