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What Are the Most Common Construction Defects?

On Behalf of | Oct 11, 2023 | Construction Law | 0 comments

When clients hire a construction company to help them with a residential building, they often see a final product with few defects. While your company’s aim may be perfection, you cannot prepare for every flaw. However, you can inform your contractors of the most common faults to avoid them.

After all, the expense of home renovations can motivate clients to file a lawsuit when they find defects within the construction.

Cracked Foundations

A foundation repair can cost homeowners up to $3,000 in repairs. This means that they undoubtedly want it correct the first time through. A crack in the foundation can compromise the structural integrity of the building. Often, cracks begin to appear because of inadequate waterproofing and poor construction. To prevent cracked foundations, ensure that all foundations undergo proper waterproofing.

Leaking Roofs

The materials, improper installation, and harsh weather conditions can cause roofs to leak. When tops begin leaking, it can cause water damage, comprised insulation, and mold growth. While roof inspections can prevent many of the problems associated with water damage, your company should ensure that roofs have proper waterproofing and do not sustain damage during construction.

Faulty Electrical Wiring

Electrical work tends to have one of the most significant impacts on the homeowner’s safety. If you have electrical defects, it can cause overloaded circuits, fire, shock, and damaged appliances. Following a construction project, all wiring needs to have an inspection to ensure the safety of the wiring.

While your company may offer an invaluable service to your clients, having your work insured and inspected can help you avoid lawsuits and other claims. Ensure you document every step of the process to defend yourself against defect claims.

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