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What Are Some Types of Construction Defects?

On Behalf of | Aug 25, 2022 | Construction Law | 0 comments

When you hire a group or an individual to build a place for you, you naturally expect the final product to meet a certain level of quality.

However, this is not always the case since many buildings could suffer from serious construction defects. Knowing the most common types of these defects can help you understand what steps to take next should you experience this.

Design Problems

According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), the plans for the creation of the structure itself could lead to defects. If the workers start off with substandard plans, their design mistakes may escape notice before it is too late. These mistakes can lead to the collapse of a building or building deterioration, such as water leakage from rainstorms spanning over a period of a few months.

Building and Constructing Trouble

When workers who complete the projects skip steps or do not take the time to properly assemble certain areas of the building, their actions can impact the final product. Not following the plans or ignoring certain steps in order to save time can lead to the creation of an unsafe building.

Quality Control Issues

The lack of quality control can result in poor and inadequate work materials that builders use. If workers are not testing or checking the screws, boards, or other materials they use before assembling the final product, for example, then it can leave you at risk for potential injuries.

It is important to know how and why construction defects happen before you take any further action.