Construction Defects happen!
Most of the time, these are honest mistakes and simply need to be fixed by the builder. It is unlikely that the cabinet maker was aware of the termite infestation at the time of installation but it simply just happened that the batch of wood had termites. The Homeowner deserves to get what he paid for and no more and no less. Termite free kitchen and bath Cabinets seems reasonable. Unfortunately the situation did not resolve without Attorney involvement and ultimately Steve Andrews Story made an impact as well. The Builder is attempting to resolve this matter through insurance and hopefully my Client will be made whole in the near future. My concern lies with what damage may be hidden after unsuccessful treatments for nearly two years. I am also concerned that other homeowners did not receive cabinets from the same batch and similarly have termite problems. Many people would not even be aware the termites were there. If you notice small piles of what appears to be sawdust in or around your cabinets, this is called “Frass” and it is the droppings left after the termites digest the wood. A lot of damage can be done before it becomes visible and the homeowner even becomes aware that they may have a problem.