An ongoing KXAN investigation reveals gaps in oversight of Texas’ homebuilding industry, leaving families dealing with expensive home repairs and years-long legal battles with builders. Our team analyzed hundreds of records and found requirements for builders vary for each municipality – with some of the largest not requiring developers to submit information about the soil under homes.

Part 1: ‘Negligent’ Construction

Lennar built hundreds of homes in Bradshaw Crossing in the last decade. KXAN found 49 different homes in the neighborhood had city permits filed for foundation repair.

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Part 2: ‘Money at Stake’

KXAN takes a look at the shuttered Texas Residential Construction Commission — a short-lived agency that tried to resolve disputes between builders and homeowners.

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Part 3: ‘Somebody Messed Up’

A Buda neighborhood is struggling with constant water underneath homes. Engineers found the neighborhood sitting on top of a perched aquifer cracking home foundations.

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Part 4: Lawmaker Weighs Reform

Texas Sen. Nathan Johnson said he believes it may be time for the state legislature to take a closer look at the at the residential homebuilding industry after a KXAN report.

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