So I purchased my house in August 2008. Been there for 4 years now. My garage was built by the previous owner in 2007 as far as I can tell from records I have. The plaster around the lintel on the garage door slowly cracked until recently chunks fell off to reveal the lintel. The lintel has actually moved about 10mm outwards.
So I get two evaluations done, one from a builder, and one by an inspector.... Both say the same thing. The lintel used was incorrect, and it is in fact not even positioned correctly. It is lying on its side, not right way up ?!?!. To fix it I have to remove the tiles above the door area, where the wall reaches the apex. Break down the entire front side of the garage, (also removing the garage doors). Pull out the existing lintel and then put in the correct one, then rebuild the front apex wall.
Total cost R9450.00 farking hell .... but it has to be done.... So now what? Do I try get a hold of the original owner and tackle him for the repairs? Can I? do I have recourse here? Or do I try find out what municipal inspector signed off the physical building inspection and go after them and the original contractors? I still need to find out who the contractors were .... IRG not aaiyoba today!