We are building our house and things have been going well until we got a ton of rain and all the snow melted. We are at the stage of the brick going up, the windows are in. The basement is poured cement and the floor is poured cement. The windows are in too.The back yard is of course not graded and there is no wells in place int eh front of the house. ALOT of water got in. The builder now has a sump pump trying to drain the water out.
His explanation: there are no drains correctly in place on the outside of the house, the back is not graded and the 2 well pits that are planned to be placed in the front are not yet since the ground was too hard due to weather.
We were assessed by the survey to not forsee any drainage issues and there would be no need for french drains inside the house. There are going to be french drains outside. He thinks the leak was from the window since one could see that is the area where the water drainage pattern is.
Installed the basement there are only a furnace, the rough wiring was hanging and touching the ground, was immersed in the water. The basement stairs are in (wooden) and of course a small area of the framing in the middle of the basement stairs. We otherwise have steel beams.
Now besides the sump pump what else should the builder be doing? We are expecting more rain arghhhh. Should there be a dehumidifier? He should replace the furnace, the stairs. Should we replace the window? Is this all his responsibilty to replace?
Any other advise?