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What is a Construction Defect?

| Mar 23, 2016 | Property Damage |

When you’re in the market for a new property, the last thing you should have to worry about is whether your property was built correctly. Unfortunately, this is not an uncommon problem. In an effort to cut costs, builders will quickly erect buildings using a number of shortcuts that ultimately compromise the quality and value of the property. While some defects are obvious, such as water damage, other types of defects may not become apparent until several years after the property was built.

Common examples of issues construction defects can cause are:

  • Roof leaks
  • Mold
  • Wood rot
  • Plumbing and drainage issues
  • Window leaks
  • Water intrusion
  • Foundation defects and structural cracking
  • Electrical problems
  • Cracked or crumbling stucco
  • Heating and electrical problems

Common causes of construction defects include:

  • Inferior materials
  • Poor workmanship
  • Negligent construction
  • Errors in site selection and planning
  • Errors in structural and civil engineering

If your home or business property is suffering from any of the above problems, contact a Southern California property damage lawyer at Schimmel & Parks, APLC. We have substantial experience representing clients in disputes with public and private builders, contractors, and developers. With several years of professional and personal experience in the construction industry, we have the skill necessary to handle cases of all types and sizes. Our goal is to help our clients obtain the compensation to which they are entitled to cover the costs of needed repairs and to recover the property’s loss in value.

In addition, we are proud to go the extra mile by connecting our clients with reputable professionals who can help them salvage their investment and make necessary repairs. When you work with our firm, you can expect that we will thoroughly and aggressively fight to protect your best interests.

To get in touch with a Southern California property damage attorney at Schimmel & Parks, APLC, please call our office at (818) 528-6858.