While the construction process is not perfect, some mistakes made during the construction process can lead to many problems, including structural failure, water damage, aesthetic damage, and mold. Construction defects can include deficiencies in a building or other structure and they may be latent. Defects include using inappropriate materials, not following construction codes, and poor craftsmanship.
Construction defects can be minor issues that lead to significant damage to people and structures. These defects are most often claimed long after the construction of the building was completed. When distinguishing the type of construction defect, you need a law firm that will know how to handle defects that are either patent or latent.
The attorneys at Burt & Payne, P.C. have handled construction defect claims for decades and their experience and familiarity with the legal and insurance issues will guide you and your company through this often difficult and trying time. We have experience in all stages of the litigation process, up to and including trial and appeal, and will do what is necessary to protect you and your company in the event you are involved in a construction defect claim.
Architects and engineers produce award-winning designs. They can also create unsafe and incorrect designs. Plans must be reviewed and appropriately followed. Sometimes unforeseen site changes require a redesign due to poor soil conditions or other environmental impacts. If not followed correctly, errors and defects can occur.
Material defects happen when damaged or inappropriate building materials are brought or used on a job. Material defects can be expensive because they are usually not known until the company has started using them, resulting in extra labor and new materials.
Craftsmen are known for their skill level to which a project is done. They work for years to gain knowledge, technique, and artistry. A craftsmanship defect is typically from a failure to follow construction documents, practices, or installation instructions. Craftsmanship defects are generally thought of first, ranging from simple aesthetic issues to significant structural problems.