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An appropriate response to a construction defect

On behalf of Parker & Associates, P.A. posted in blog on Friday, June 23, 2017.

Construction projects are vast, complex and they can take an exorbitant amount of time to complete. Despite seeking bids with various construction companies and doing your homework regarding the right choice of the company to complete your project, things can go wrong. Defects and other problems with the quality of the work are not only unacceptable, they are costly and result in further delays.

Construction defects could be grounds to initiate legal action against a Florida construction company for poor quality work or the use of bad materials. You need a lawyer who knows what he or she is doing and can effectively advocate for a fast and appropriate resolution to your legal concerns.

Examples of construction defects

Construction defects generally include any problem in the performance or functionality of a construction project. This can include issues that affect design, efficiency, planning, supervision, inspection and more. Examples of some of the most common types of construction defects include the following:

  • Structural integrity, including concrete, masonry, carpentry and more
  • Mechanical issues
  • Expansive soil
  • Electrical problems
  • Water intrusion
  • Thermal and moisture protection
  • Problems with doors, glass and windows
  • Finishes

While construction defects differ on a case-by-case basis, most of the time they fall into the four categories of deficiencies related to materials, design, construction and subsurface. Construction defects can not only delay completion and be a major headache for you, they can be costly. Problems may take a while to fix, and you may find it difficult to get the construction company to admit to any liability regarding the issues.

Construction litigation is complex, but it may be necessary to take legal action in order to ensure that you receive appropriate compensation for damages and delays, as well as assurances that the company will fix and repair any defects and issues with the project.

Protecting yourself with a strong legal ally

It is smart to address complications with a construction project appropriately and in a prompt manner with the help of an experienced attorney. With the right legal support, you can pursue a positive outcome to this complicated legal issue and recover financial losses associated with any problems with your construction project.

Whether you are dealing with a dispute over the details of the completed project or you have major safety concerns regarding an ongoing project, you would be wise to secure experienced legal help as soon as possible. Constructing an effective claim can start with a simple case evaluation.

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