303 N Williamsburg Dr, Bloomington, IL | Directions 6170440.484331 -88.946304
We bought this Franke built home a year ago. It is six years old. The air conditioner in the basement leaks water and that has to be repaired. The sliding glass doors are poorly installed and leak air. Last week, the water inlet valve on the dishwasher went out and flooded the kitchen (not Franke's fault). But the water got under the ceramic tile in the kitchen, caused it to lift and crack. I removed a tile and was shocked to see that they laid our tile directly onto the plywood sub-floor. This is a total cheap and shoddy move by the builder. You never lay ceramic tile directly onto a plywood sub-floor. Plus the toe kickouts on the cabinets don't even line up and have unfinished edges. If I had any idea the home was built so poorly, I never would have bought it. Be warned and beware of Franke Construction homes; they appear to be poor quality builders.
New construction, good quality home – We bought new from Franke in North Normal. This is a good quality construction house with good planning and materials used. So far we are satisfied...
An expensive fixer-upper – We recently purchased a Franke Constructed home less than 12 years old. I have owned 6 houses previously and this is far and away the worst for the money. This is a glorified "fixer-upper"!! Everything from sloppy brickwork to leaking cheap windows to protruding ceiling nails to cheap plumbing-we've fixed it all. What a rip-off. Beware!!! Check out your builder before buying!!!!!!
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