So, my wife drops a friendly, but concerned line to the rep for our builder:
As the snow is starting to melt in our yard, we are seeing more and more garbage that the construction crew left behind when building our house. Are we responsible for cleaning it up? It is really bad and there are tons of finishing nails and sharp items (yesterday I cleaned up 2 small broken light bulbs near the garage). We are quite concerned with Zoe being out in the yard many times a day.
When the grading of our yard is done later this spring, will they just be plowing under the garbage that was left behind? Obviously, we will pick up as much as we can, but it is a huge mess.
And, behold the reply:
"We will not be coming back to clean up the mess. You are certainly free to pick up what you want, but when the grade is done, it will be scraped and then covered with about 4-6” of top soil, so anything not picked up or scraped will be buried deep enough to disappear.