Reported by: Lauren Lea
SCHERTZ, Texas - Some frustrated homeowners
in Schertz say they're fed up with foundation problems, which are causing homes to slide and crack.
Diana Taylor worries a French drain built by Pulte won't be enough to protect her home.
"We've had an engineer come with a report and tell us our home is sliding backwards. I'm kind of tilting to the left like. They gave us the report and said they'd be back in six months," Diana told us.
Taylor has lived in her home for three years and is on the Fairhaven Homeowners Association board. She said several of her neighbors have had similar problems.
"We were sitting there in a meeting, and the house was popping. So I thought the cat was throwing something in the air," Diana said about a neighbor's home. "It wasn't the cat. The house popped, and the foundation cracked while we were there yesterday."
A City of Schertz spokesperson said the city is aware of problems in 13 homes and is trying to mediate with Pulte to get the problems fixed. The spokesperson said Pulte will be issuing a report about the problems at the next city council meeting.
Through an emailed statement, Pulte said:
"Each homeowner who has contacted Pulte has unique issues with their homes and is handled individually. As such, our team has personally met with several homeowners and effectively resolved their warranty-related requests in their homes. There are a handful of homeowners who we continue to work with to resolve their warranty-related issues."