A construction defect is a condition that reduces the value of a home, condominium or common area. These conditions may be a result of code violation, poor maintenance or negligence. While there are many conditions that can be considered as construction defects, here are some examples of common construction defects:
- Cracked or uneven slab or foundation
- Leaky windows or roofs
- Moisture problems
- Faulty plumbing
- Faulty framing or structural members
- Difficult to open windows and doors
Homeowners can incur considerable expenses when dealing with construction defects. This can include money spent on temporary repairs needed to prevent further damage, and possibly relocation or temporary housing costs. In order to have a construction defect case, one has to be able to prove that a defect exists. Hiring the experts needed to conduct an inspection is another out-of-pocket expense faced by the homeowner.
The Bourassa Law Group represents individual homeowners and entire neighborhoods in their construction defect claims. Our construction defect attorneys will pursue builders, subcontractors and their insurance companies to get the recovery you are entitled to as a homeowner.