Elevation gone wrong
We are just beginning building our home. Our plans were laid out as a one level home with no-to-little steps than what is necessary. While we were gone on vacation, which just so happened to be right when we broke ground, we got a call from our builder that the elevation had a 7' difference. He didn't tell us what that meant at the time and we didn't give it much thought as we trusted him. When we returned home, the foundation had been laid and we were told there would be 9 steps in to the house from the garage. WHAT?!!! 9 steps?!! What happened to the one level home we designed?
Needless to say, I'm very frustrated. The builder said the lot was deceiving and he didn't know and it could have cost a lot of money to level the ground and we might not have been able to do it because of the septic tank that needs to go in close by. (we are building in the country, so we have to put in a septic tank). Ok, well that might have been the case, but he didn't check in to these things at all and went ahead and proceeded.
Now we are faced with 9 stairs in the garage in a home that is going to be our retirement home. At some point when we are older (we are late 40's-early 50's now), we are not going to be able to walk up 9 steps. ugh
The front and back door have the same issues, but not as many stairs. So now we are talking to the landscaper and builder together to see what we can do to remedy those without having all the stairs. Is there anything we can do at this point now that the foundation has been laid and the framing has begun? do we have any recourse with our builder now?