St Louis, MO asked in Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate Law and Contracts for Missouri

Q: water entered house at entire foundation, ruining the finished basement.Is the builder at fault?

home is 3 year old display in Frontenac, purchased one year ago from builder.

Whole subdivision was built, including grading and drainage. Frontenac has

yet to sign off on completion.

1 Lawyer Answer
Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg
  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • Chesterfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: You need to have an attorney review the contract and learn the relevant facts in order to get meaningful advise, as well as to understand your options. There is no specific statute in Missouri that stays a builder is automatically liable any time water enters the basement of a 3-year old house. That being said, I'm sorry to hear about your situation and know it must be disheartening.

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