Construction defects are a problem that home and business owners hope they never have to deal with. These issues can make the structure they’ve paid so much for and spent so much time waiting on unusable. This is horrible since it devalues the project.
Some construction defects are against the contract that governs the project. This is when you have recourse that might be able to help you get things corrected. When you have an issue with a building process, your first stop needs to be that contract so you can find out what you need to do.
There are several types of defects that you need to be aware of when you are evaluating your project. Some of these defects are easier to spot than others. In fact, some might not be able to be found for months or years after the project is completed.
Some examples of construction defects include:
- Unstable foundation that might be caused by lack of proper geological survey
- Electrical issues that are a fire hazard
- Water intrusion that can lead to mold, including toxic mold
- Problems with things like the glass, doors and windows
- Mechanical issues that make part of the home undesirable or unusable
- Improper protection from moisture and temperatures
- Design defects that don’t take function and aesthetics into account
- Material defects that use inferior products in the structure
In all of these cases, you need to have the problem corrected so that you have full use of the property as intended. Finding the methods to do this can be complex, especially when the contractor isn’t willing to admit that they are liable for the issues.