Construction defects can derail a construction project or detrimentally impact the value of a building or home that suffers from construction defects. Because of the significant impacts construction defects can have on a construction project, it is helpful for parties involved in a construction dispute pertaining to construction defects to be familiar with the different types of construction defects and what they can do about them.
Construction defects generally refer to when a building or home is not constructed in a reasonably workmanlike manner and the building or home fails to perform in a manner that is reasonably intended or expected by the buyer. Construction defects typically fall into four more broad categories including design deficiencies, subsurface deficiencies, material deficiencies and construction deficiencies.
Specific construction defects can relate to materials, workmanship, design, planning, supervision, inspection and construction. A list of possible defects can include defects related to expansive soils; water intrusion problems; thermal and moisture protection problems; problems with the structural integrity of the building or home including those related to concrete, masonry, carpentry or unstable foundations; mechanical problems; electrical problems; problems with the doors, windows or glass; or problems with the finishes.
Construction defects can be costly to remedy and can detrimentally impact the value of the property. Construction litigation resources can help parties struggling with a construction defects dispute resolve their concerns. Different remedies may be available depending on the circumstances to remedy the defects or money damages for the defects which is why property owners struggling with the headaches associated with construction defects should be familiar with what they can do about them.