My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: Florida. I purchased a brand new home from the builder 14 years ago. When I purchased the home it was the only house on my street, both sides of the street was all woods. I never had a problem with rain water drainage for the first 8 years that my home was the only one on the street. Within the last 6 years the builder has built 9 homes on my street. The last home he built next door to me about 3 years ago, the homes are about 15ft. apart. The problem is that the 2 new homes he built on both sides of my house are much higher in elevation then mine is and their driveway goes up higher from the road where my driveway is completely flat coming off the road. I now have a serious problem with rain water runoff and soil erosion. My complete driveway and front yard gets atleast 8 inches of flooding with just a medium rain shower. I cannot even get into my car because the water is up to my ankles. I am the only house on my block with this drainage problem because the builder built every other home higher than mine I get everyones rain water runoff.
We do not have any type of underground storm water sewer system in my neighborhood, each home has a drainage slope in the front yard with a pipe going under the driveway. Mine fills up to capacity very quickly and then floods my front yard and driveway. I know that it is just a matter of time until we get a really good storm and I will have water come into my home, and I do not even live in a flood zone area.
The builder has not responded to my many messages I left him or a certified letter that I mailed him. Can anyone help with advice on what I should do? Thanks.