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He believes two of the homes built inside Hidden Lake Estates fall in that flood plain as well.

The ground directly behind two homes built on the backside of the subdivision is wet and muddy. And it stays wet and muddy pretty much all year long according to the man who owns the property.

"Did it surprise you when you saw homes being built on that corner?"

"Yes it did surprise me because it is all involved in that 100 year flood deal down there where he can't build," says Gelnett.

He is developer Danny McGill. And McGill's company, Danruthen Construction, is pouring the foundation for yet another home in an area that Gelnett says is either in or borders the 100 year-flood plain reflected on the deed to his property.

Apparently the surveyor hired by McGill, James Butler, disagreed about the flood plain status.

But the fact that the floor inside one of the newly constructed homes is slowly sinking seems to support Gelnett's surveyor and deed.

"Since January the floor has sunk over two inches," homeowner Monica Bearden told us two weeks ago. She says things have worsened since then. "And then we have nine cracks. All the doors are not aligned anymore. It is hard to open closet doors. So every day its just new cracks and...the cabinets are pulling away from the walls and there are huge gaps. So...it's just a big mess."

"I just wanted to get out what I feel about the situation," says Gelnett explaining why he contacted Seven-On-Your-Side. "And I feel they got done wrong down there on that. And I hope they can get it straightened out."

We are seeking comment from both developer Danny McGill and surveyor James Butler but so far we have not heard back from either.

Air date: April 23rd, 2013