What are the Different Types of Construction Defects?

Contractors, subcontractors, engineers or any type of architect can face claims of construction defects. There are countless types of defects that can take place after building a home and you may be considered at fault even if you are not. In order to save your reputation and avoid the ramifications of a lawsuit contact a Los Angeles construction attorney from the Law Office of Steven R. Lovett for experienced representation. It is important to be aware of strict liability regulations in California. Regardless of negligence, a supplier of an installed part for a home can be strictly liable for any defect of the component that leads to damages. Various types of construction defects can take place, including:

  • Mold
  • Water intrusion into the home
  • Moisture protection errors
  • Improper finishes
  • Incorrect materials used
  • Poor workmanship
  • Structural mistakes such as the concrete or carpentry
  • Unstable foundations
  • Work that is not up to standards and contract provisions
  • Electrical errors
  • Problems with the doors, windows or glass

The courts will generally classify the defects as design deficiencies, construction deficiencies, material deficiencies, or subsurface deficiencies. Any component of a home that appears to suffer from a performance deficiency may lead to a construction defect claim. There is a standard for a workmanlike manner that holds workers accountable to perform in a way that is reasonably intended by the person purchasing the home.

If you are a design profession, architect, engineer, mechanic, or manufacturer who is facing a construction defect claim be sure of team up with a Los Angeles construction attorney from my firm. I have 30 years of experience assisting clients in these types of claims and have had ample success. Do not hesitate to call today for a free telephone consultation with a skilled lawyer from our firm to discuss your specific situation.

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