Ball Homes - That Bad?

Ball Homes - That Bad?

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Cautious

Frankfort, KY

#1 Dec 24, 2011
I am thinking about buying a home, but I found out that it was built by Ball Homes. I believe the house is a few years old, but they are still developing that particular neighborhood. So, what exactly has gone wrong with the Ball Homes that others are dissatisfied with? Would most of those issues be visible within a few years? Are there any complaints about the way that Ball Homes has transitioned out of the communitites once they have finished building?

Thanks for all relevant input.
local doc

Shepherdsville, KY

#2 Dec 24, 2011
I bought my ball home new 10 years ago and have had zero problems.
Howard P

Henderson, KY

#3 Dec 24, 2011
Cautious wrote:
I am thinking about buying a home, but I found out that it was built by Ball Homes. I believe the house is a few years old, but they are still developing that particular neighborhood. So, what exactly has gone wrong with the Ball Homes that others are dissatisfied with? Would most of those issues be visible within a few years? Are there any complaints about the way that Ball Homes has transitioned out of the communitites once they have finished building?
Thanks for all relevant input.
I am familiar with the people at Ball homes, and they are selling homes when everyone else is sitting on them, they are developing land when other developers are sitting, they have very good repair people if you did have a problem. If I were buying and it was a "Ball Home" that would inspire me to buy it.
Nope

Louisville, KY

#4 Dec 24, 2011
I guess it all just depends. I've never heard anything good about a ball home. My friend bought one that was about 10-15 years old. The joints where flexing bad, the roof failed, the A/C burned up, the doors, walls etc were flimsy. The ceiling fan just fell out of the kitchen ceiling while we was at the table playing cards.

All in all the house was thrown together very cheaply and seemed to be rapidly falling to pieces. He lived there about 5 years then sold it and got a better house. I think the worst part about it was the neighborhood was mostly rental houses so very few people actually cared for their homes like a owner would.
hehe

Louisville, KY

#6 Jan 1, 2012
Good ol Ball Homes, you get what you pay for.

Ball Homes is the Walmart of homes.
K Red

Shepherdsville, KY

#7 Jan 1, 2012
Ball homes suck! I own rental property and bought a couple. Very Disappointed!
Backstabber 333

Lexington, KY

#8 Jan 2, 2012
To Fredlam, Quit being a racist. There are good Mexican carpenters and those shitty Ball Homes built in the '70's or '80's were built by Americans.
Ball Homes is the problem not where the wood butchers are from.

Since: Oct 11

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#9 Jan 20, 2012
my ball home was built in 1990 i bought it in 1997 big P.O.S, everything wrong with it, my house and 3/4 of the houses in my subidiv has had foundation problems that havebeen worked on more than once ,sub par contruction .run do not walk away ,DONOT make same mistake i made buying a ball built home. i would sell it if i could , i bet don ball did not have his mansion built to the same shitty standards that he built tese houses
Keenes

Nicholasville, KY

#10 Mar 29, 2012
gator hunter wrote:
my ball home was built in 1990 i bought it in 1997 big P.O.S, everything wrong with it, my house and 3/4 of the houses in my subidiv has had foundation problems that havebeen worked on more than once ,sub par contruction .run do not walk away ,DONOT make same mistake i made buying a ball built home. i would sell it if i could , i bet don ball did not have his mansion built to the same shitty standards that he built tese houses
Foundation problems? Seriously? I have noticed some settling around my garage door entrance and the garage floor is cracked. My house is 8 years old.What should I do to have it checked to see if repairs are needed?
yall

United States

#11 Mar 29, 2012
Keenes wrote:
<quoted text>Foundation problems? Seriously? I have noticed some settling around my garage door entrance and the garage floor is cracked. My house is 8 years old.What should I do to have it checked to see if repairs are needed?
all houses settle and do that. No builder is better than another and no builder can prevent those cracks
air

Herndon, VA

#12 Mar 29, 2012
Our house is 8 years old. This will be the 5 time we have had the heat/air worked on. Four times on the exterior (2 fan motors) and now a air handler ($2500). Stivers really did a poor job. Both houses beside me have had the same issues with leaks and equipment. Honestly, the houses are rushed. They set for months with little work done only to have 80% done in a few weeks. I wouldn't purchase one again.
Disgusted

Dayton, OH

#13 Apr 6, 2012
We had a ball homes built in 1965 and have had nothing but trouble; we will never be able to sell our homne. Talk about settling problems; we woke up one morning and the wall was disconnected from the roof in our bedroom and a bird was sitting there! Our roof collasped over our bedroom and the roofers found that the roof joists weren't up to code; we have pub 4 doors up and still there is about an inch between the door and where it catches. In winter, we put a blanket over the door to keep out the cold. We can't open our windows without great struggle because the house has settled on one side. We have a three inch crack across out livingroom wall and one wall is coming down from the ceiling. My advice; don't buy a Ball Hommes; we have had nothing but trouble.
doof

United States

#14 Apr 6, 2012
Disgusted wrote:
We had a ball homes built in 1965 and have had nothing but trouble; we will never be able to sell our homne. Talk about settling problems; we woke up one morning and the wall was disconnected from the roof in our bedroom and a bird was sitting there! Our roof collasped over our bedroom and the roofers found that the roof joists weren't up to code; we have pub 4 doors up and still there is about an inch between the door and where it catches. In winter, we put a blanket over the door to keep out the cold. We can't open our windows without great struggle because the house has settled on one side. We have a three inch crack across out livingroom wall and one wall is coming down from the ceiling. My advice; don't buy a Ball Hommes; we have had nothing but trouble.
lol what an idiot. Those problems are maybe because it's from 1965! Fool. It's old. They don't last forever in perfect condition
oh yes!

Henderson, KY

#15 Apr 7, 2012
My ball home has had cracks in the basement foundation that leak water when it rains heavily. They destroyed my yard trying to fix it. I have nail pop everywhere. Door frames are warping. Gaps around doors. 2 Hvacs in 6 years. 1 replaces blower motor. When you ask them about it, they neglect you until you threaten to sue.
Brad

Newport, KY

#16 Apr 8, 2012
Outside of transients who only lived in the homes for 2-3 years, you will virtually NEVER find anyone who purchased a Ball Home and had an overall positive experience. Anyone who posts on this forum expressing positives about Ball Homes is either:

a) an employee of the organization
b) a realtor

A responsible builder/contractor will take bids on a job and throw out the cheapest and most expensive, then pick one from the middle of the pack. ANYTHING Ball does goes to the lowest bidder automatically.

There is a reason why homes in Masterson Station (an entirely Ball neighborhood) are ALWAYS for sale and very affordable for the square footage and # of bed/bath... because they're terrible quality. The foundations fall apart, the homes are extremely susceptible to storm damage, and the wiring and HVAC are done as cheaply as possible.

Since: Nov 10

Henderson, KY

#17 Jun 2, 2012
Cautious wrote:
I am thinking about buying a home, but I found out that it was built by Ball Homes. I believe the house is a few years old, but they are still developing that particular neighborhood. So, what exactly has gone wrong with the Ball Homes that others are dissatisfied with? Would most of those issues be visible within a few years? Are there any complaints about the way that Ball Homes has transitioned out of the communitites once they have finished building?
Thanks for all relevant input.
I have gone back on many Ball Homes and had to do major repairs in less than 5 years of age on the home. They use the cheapest labor and materials available. The skill level involved in the construction is low at best. They actually have a crew that goes about jacking up foundations on brand new homes. How bad is that when you have a foundation crew that repairs new homes? Not 50 or 100 years old but new homes!!!!!! Run from any ball home! They have made a ghetto out of most of the Man O War area! They keep the prices low because they are cheaply built. Its like buying a Cadillac and finding out it is a KIA when you get it home. Run like a school girl from ball or any other mass produced home.

Since: Nov 10

Henderson, KY

#18 Jun 2, 2012
yall wrote:
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all houses settle and do that. No builder is better than another and no builder can prevent those cracks
You are full of shit! To say no builder is better than another is to say Jeffrey Dahmer was a short order cook! What a fuckstick!

Since: Nov 10

Henderson, KY

#19 Jun 2, 2012
doof wrote:
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lol what an idiot. Those problems are maybe because it's from 1965! Fool. It's old. They don't last forever in perfect condition
You are an idiot! The houses they built in the 80s and last month are seriously flawed.If it is quality construction, age has little or no bearing. When it is stapled together by idiots, it crumbles fast! You are the idiot.

Since: Nov 10

Henderson, KY

#20 Jun 2, 2012
Backstabber 333 wrote:
To Fredlam, Quit being a racist. There are good Mexican carpenters and those shitty Ball Homes built in the '70's or '80's were built by Americans.
Ball Homes is the problem not where the wood butchers are from.
Why is telling the truth racist?
Contractor

Mount Washington, KY

#21 Jun 2, 2012
I worked for an outfit that did work for ball homes, of course I did the best job no matter where I was at, but I will say ball homes are rushed. Having worked in MANY MANY ball homes, I would NEVER buy one.

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