In an effort to save money, builders may seek out of cheaper construction products that appear to meet the same standard as construction materials used in past jobs. However, only time will tell if the materials or equipment used was of the same quality as more expensive counterparts, leaving the homeowner with the aftermath. Defective construction products can mean the difference between life and death for unsuspecting homeowners.

COMMON CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS 

  • MOLD
  • WATER ISSUES
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
  • LANDSCAPING & SOIL
  • FAULTY DRAINAGE
  • FOUNDATION, FLOOR, WALL & ROOF CRACKS
  • DRY ROT
  • STRUCTUAL FAILURE
  • HEATING & ELECTRICAL

Defective construction materials may be the result of improper testing, problems during the manufacturing process and/or failure to withstand the area’s environmental conditions. Homeowners must be diligent to ensure that builders are using proper construction materials and application techniques when building. While the developer and builder are ultimately responsible for ensuring quality construction, frequently they will refuse the association’s request to make the necessary construction repairs. When these parties fail to take responsibility for their mistakes, the association’s sole recourse may be a construction defect claim.

COMMON CONSTRUCTION DEFECT CLAIMS

  • NEGLIGENT SITE INVESTIGATION
  • DEFECTIVE DESIGNS OR PLANS
  • BUILDING CODE OR HOUSING CODE VIOLATIONS
  • EXPRESS WARRENTY & IMPLIED WARRENTY CLAIMS
  • SUB-STANDARD WORKMANSHIP & CONTRACTOR NEGLIGENCE
  • VIOLATION OF INDUSTRY STANDARDS
  • WATER LEAKAGE OR DAMAGE
  • DEFECTIVE ROOFING, FLASHING OR WINDOW INSTALLATION
  • ELECTRICAL & MECHANICAL DEFECTS
  • FAILURE TO FOLLOW PLANS & SPECIFICATIONS
  • PRODUCT & MATERIAL DEFECTS & FAILURES
  • MANUFACTURING DEFECTS IN BUILDING COMPONENTS
  • PHYSICAL DAMAGE TO BUILDING
  • STRUCTUAL DAMAGE OR ERRORS
  • LOSS OF USE DAMAGES
  • ECONOMIC LOSS RULE
  • RAUD & MISREPRESENTATION CLAIMS
  • INSURANCE CLAIMS & COVERAGE ISSUES
  • CONTRACTOR LICENSING ISSUES
  • RESTITUTION OR REPAYMENT OF AMOUNTS PAID TO UNLICENSED CONTRACTORS
  • SUSPENDED OR REVOKED CONTRACTOR’S LICENSE

 

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT INJURIES RELATED TO CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS?

If you or a loved one have been in a construction defects accident and have experienced a physical injury, we encourage you to consult with our team as soon as possible. With our extensive knowledge and expertise, you can rest assured that should you choose to work with us, you will have legal representation that you can trust. All initial consultations are free, and we don’t charge any up-front fees for representation. We handle all fees on a contingency basis, meaning that unless we’re successful, you don’t have to pay us. Please contact us at (405)510.0077 for a free consultation.