The different types of construction defects

Construction defects can be serious and can have a serious impact on the value and worth of a home or other structure owned by the property owner. In many circumstances, they can lead to construction litigation which is it important for homeowners and property owners to be familiar with.

Understanding the different types of construction defects can help the property owner better protect themselves and their interests. Construction defects can fall into several broad categories, each of which can be serious. Construction defects can include design defects, subsurface defects, materials defects and defects in the workmanship. Each type of defect can impact the property owner’s home and the value of the home which is why understanding legal resources available so property owners can protect themselves is useful.

Specific construction defects homeowners and other property owners may face can include problems with the structural integrity of the structure; expansion soils; water intrusion which can, unfortunately, result in toxic mold; mechanical defects; electrical defects; problems with the thermal and moisture protection; defects associated with the doors and windows or other glass on the property; and defects with the finishes. A variety of parties may be liable including engineers, contractors and others when construction defects arise.

There are different legal tools in the tool box to help property owners dealing with construction defects and the best legal resource is based on the circumstances, goals and needs of the property owner. As a result, it is essential for them to be familiar with their options to help them with the damages they are facing because of a construction defect.

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