Dragas/Brrighton Park East Condominiums Complaint - SHOULD BE AGAINST THE LAW
CHESAPEAKE, VA -- I bought a new condo in Brighton Park East. They are built by the Dragas Company (the same company that had a situation with the Chinese dry wall that was in the news) The two story condo was painted solid white. After I moved in I started painting. Shortly after I started to notice (nail pops) and (drywall seems) all over the unit. I was told I should not have painted until after a year because the building is settling. They have been out to hammer the nails back in and Spackle. However, they feel it is not their responsibility to paint over the white spots they leave behind. This will be an ongoing problem because even after you hammer the nails back in, more will continue to pop out again. You can also see all the seems from the drywall because it is popping too. No mater how many time you hammer the nails back in, they will continue to pop. There are articles written on this occurrence. If the builders had used screws instead of nails, this would not be happening. This is poor construction in my opinion. Once the warranty ends, then the responsibility for fixing this ongoing problem, will be at my expense. I continue to be inconvenienced by all of this. I am being treated as poorly as anyone could in this situation and even though I continue to leave messages for the President of Dragas, she refuses to return any of my phone calls. I am a first time homeowner and have worked hard to afford my first home and because of all these problems, I can't enjoy what I have worked hard for. There has to be some legal remedy for this because they should not have been allowed to build these units this way, knowing what was going to happen. They used the nails instead of screws anyway. I have been treated very rudely by management in charge of addressing the situation and the president does not return phone calls even though she is aware of the situation. We pay association dues every month. Owners had to shovel our own snow, even though we called, they don't return phone calls either. Absolutely horrible customer service from this company.