The Dryer Vent Is Missing

Home building contractor mistakes like these happen every once in a while. By the time you have read the entire article, it shouldn't happen to you, but there are no guarantees. Dryer vents are often overlooked by inexperienced home builders.

How would you like to purchase a brand-new home, built by a well-known home builder, only to find out that the dryer vent is missing? Well it happens a lot more than you think or could ever imagine. This has got to be one of the most popular items that home builders seem to leave out.

It's happened to me more than once. I was just working on a whole house remodel, where we tore down the entire house and rebuilt it. I wasn't the general contractor, we were only doing the framing, but it's natural for me to look for problems all day long, because I've been doing it for so long.

I was installing the siding right next to the laundry room upstairs, when I realized that the owner forgot to install a drain pipe for the wash machine. The drain pipe would be connected to an overflow pan, just in case the wash machine ever flooded. This would prevent water damage to the floor and ceiling below.

I patted myself on the back, only to realize a few minutes later, that he was also missing a dryer vent. I was looking at the wash machine which was located next to the exterior wall and I wasn't even thinking about the dryer.

If the home designer would have gave the design a little more thought, he might have put the dryer next to the exterior wall and the wash machine on the other side. Here's your tip on how to avoid home builder contractor mistakes like these in the future.

Make a home building checklist with everything that you can possibly think of on it. You can also use these home building checklists when you're in the design stages.