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It may be possible to sue the seller for negligent or intentional misrepresentation IF you can prove that the seller knew or should have lien of this issue and that the seller failed to disclose the issue to you.
Also, if you had a home inspection, it could be possible to sue the home inspector IF this was checked and the absence of this $6000 issue doesn't appear/isn't reported.
You could also have a claim against the contractor for improper construction of the completion of this work was within 5 years. There is a 5 year statute of repose for this, which you can read about here: http://www.vaconstructionlawupdate.com/2014/09/09/why-virginia-contractors-should-love-the-statute-of-repose/