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Eddie Van Halen Sues

Contractor Left Me with a

Moldy Shaft

9/30/2013 5:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Hope Eddie Van Halen swims as good as he plays guitar -- 'cause his L.A. home got drenched after a contractor screwed up his remodel, and ended up costing him more than a million bucks ... according to a new lawsuit.

The lawsuit -- which was filed today by Eddie's family trust -- says Troy Builders Group was hired back in 2008 to do a remodel and construction, but the project was rife with major problems ... most relating to waterproofing.

In the docs, Eddie says the shoddy work included poor drainage, leaky roof and chimney, poorly installed gutters and flashing -- all of which caused water to flow into the home.

But here's how you know the house belongs to a guitar god -- EVH claims he also suffered mold damage, not just on wood surfaces, but in his ELEVATOR SHAFT.

Moldy shaft ... never good.

According to the docs, Eddie's already out more than a million bucks to repair the damage. He's suing the builder for the cash plus interest.

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Clytemnestra    

Catchy headline!

335 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

Biggest mistake of this duffus's life was getting rid of David lee Roth!

335 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

TMZ, you said nothing about whether or not Eddie is back on drugs and booze.
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So is he?
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335 days ago
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Observer    

TMZ....
Show Eddies Shaft, we want to see the Mold!

335 days ago
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Kabala    

He hasn't aged well.

335 days ago
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Sili'LilSkoolgrl    

He looks awful. He's not that old so I imagine the drugs and alcohol took their toll not only on his looks but his talent as well. He used to have nice hair, now look at it.

335 days ago
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bunnies    

Mama Fratelli from The Goonies... looking good.

335 days ago
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jimi    

Van Hasbeen...who told them they were relevant?

335 days ago
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louise    

Who gives a damn?

335 days ago
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Dover    

I want to give Eddie the credit he deserves, but let's face it.....his band had a couple of original hits, artistic guitar work, good hard rock. But then they became a pop machine. I mean Panama? Jump? And I won't even mention the vanilla pop that they squeezed out with Hagar. They had the world in their hand and then sold out to teeny bopper pop. I hope the money was fun spending. And with all that cash, why didn't you hire a professional builder?

335 days ago
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missy    

Like Paul McCartney, Eddie Van Halen looks like an ugly old woman. It's time to cut your hair and stop dying it.

335 days ago
12.

Brian    

Maybe he can get Mike Holmes to fix his house. He's fixed some real disasters.

335 days ago
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Philmapinis    

I think she should wear a little makeup next time she goes out.

335 days ago
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KARMA K    

He looks good for his age, also the throat cancer he went thru and past drug use!

335 days ago
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nayrod64    

Wow, he's ruff looking. Damn drugs really age a person.

334 days ago
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