I got a call today for a new home that is having drainage issues. I thought the house sounded familiar, but wasn't sure until I got there.Sure enough, it was a new construction I looked at last year around this time. The builder had called for grading, excavation, and lawn install. I did the proposal for him, and he said he could do it for 1/3 of my price. I said go ahead, thanks...Well, here it is, a year later and the new owners are involved in a legal dispute with him over the home. Various interior / exterior quality issues, not to mention the water seeping in the inner walls in the basement , the lack of topsoil in the yard, and the non existent sidewalk to the front steps. Long story short, the bulider provided a warranty which expires in 2 months to the owners, and said he will pay the cost of repairs to the yard and drainage system. I'm not even sure if there are french drains around the foundation at this point, but we will find out Wednesday after they all meet with their lawyers. Now it's going to cost him more than it would have last year to properly fix his problems. Karma is a real beeyotch, ain't it??