Answered on Oct 30th, 2017 at 7:42 PM
You may have a lawsuit against your contractor but it depends on exactly when he did the work. This is a breach of contract action and the statute of limitations is 6 years. If it was a little less than 6 years, you have a case. If it was a little more, you might still have a case if you can prove that fraudulent concealment should toll the statute of limitations until the time you discovered the damage. It sounds like you can make a good argument for fraudulent concealment because of the fact pattern. Your homeowner's insurance definitely might cover it- talk to a claims representative, but off the record, and that will help you decide whether or not to make a claim.