PAUL TAYLOR HOMES REFUSES TO CORRECT CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS! The fire sprinkler system piping in my home failed, which resulted in extensive water damage. The fire sprinkler system technician who repaired the ruptured pipe noted that the piping was not properly insulated. Furthermore, the evidence gathered since the fire sprinkler pipe rupture indicates that the fire sprinkler system piping was improperly insulated in several locations throughout the home. The improperly installed insulation prevented the heat from the living space to reach and surround the fire sprinkler piping. As the home builder, it was the responsibility of Paul Taylor Homes to properly supervise the construction and its subcontractors, to ensure that all building code requirements were being met. Paul Taylor Homes was notified of the defect and their legal counsel suggested that I file a claim with my homeowners insurance policy carrier. I urge homeowners with wet-pipe fire sprinkler systems to contact their builder or fire protection system installer, and have the system and the insulation inspected, to ensure that the piping will not freeze. Wet-pipe fire sprinkler systems appear to be very susceptible to freezing in low temperature environments, and are not suitable for use in residential construction. The damage caused by an improperly-installed fire sprinkler system, far outweigh the benefits.
Posted: 2/17/2011 • Link to this review