Reason #97 why I hate Modular - Posted by Jimmy
Posted by Jimmy on April 03, 2006 at 13:34:02:
I erected two modular duplexes in 2002 (Genesis Homes). I was really unhappy with the process back then (tons of omissions from construction budget, BS claims about saving money, finger-pointing when problems arose).
I am still very curious how resale of these things will go 5-7-10 years out. Mine are not holding up very well, and are aging rapidly. The seam where the two halves meets is clearly visible. The doors and windows are not plumb and square anymore. they look like mobile homes.
But there is a NEW PROBLEM. the subflooring in these things is particle board, and not plywood. This is one of the places the the factory cut big corners to keep their costs down. no reputable contrctor wold use this crap in subflooring, but the modular industry still clings to mobile-home thinking.
Tearing out the subfloor in the baths and kitchens is expensive, as I learned last week.
and the fact that they put carpet in the bathrooms made the problem even worse.
I was green back in 2002, and did not have the experience to anticipate the failure of the subflooringl or the stupidity of laying carpet in bathrooms.
Lesson to All: The modular salesmen are not your friends. They will allow inferior junk to be installed in your unit if you aren’t experienced enough to recognize what they are doing.