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Construction companies may be liable for common construction defects

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When a property owner hires a construction company to complete renovations to their property, they trust that the company, its employees, and its contractors and subcontractors will adhere to industry standards as well as abide by the terms of the work contract. In some cases, the construction company fails to properly complete the work it was hired to do and as a result, there is damage to the property. Due to these construction defects, property owner may have to hire and pay a new company to fix the damage caused by the original workers.

There are many possible defects that can be created during the construction process, including design deficiencies, material deficiencies, poor workmanship, and maintenance deficiencies. Design deficiencies occur when the engineers or architects on the project come up with a poor building or roof designs. Material deficiencies are typically caused by the use of an unsuitable or faulty building materials, resulting in improper installation. Poor workmanship, or construction deficiencies, refers to the lack of quality work completed by the company, while maintenance deficiencies refer to failing to ensure that the building continues to operate properly.

Any deficiencies during the construction and renovation process can result in a number of problems, including mold growth, water intrusion, faulty electrical wiring, and lack of building stability. Property owners dealing with construction defects may file a claim to recover damages. An attorney specializing in construction defects can assist you with filing a claim against a construction company that performed inadequate work on your property.

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