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:
- 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.