The different types of construction defects

On Behalf of | Feb 25, 2020 | Uncategorized

If you have recently had renovations performed on your home, you likely invested a considerable amount of money and emotion into the project. You will have needed to pay contractors and trusted them to carry out the work in a competent way. You may have also had to temporarily move out of your home while the work was being done. Therefore, you will be very invested in a successful outcome.

However, when the project was completed, you may have noticed defects in the work. If you’ve already paid for the work that was done, you will likely be deeply troubled by this. Whether the defects you noticed are minor aesthetic details or more serious structural issues, you will need to take action so that justice can be done. You may be able to take legal action against those responsible for the completion of the project. The following are some of the most common types of construction defects that often result in legal action being taken.

Design defects

New projects always start at the drawing board. The architect’s ideas may have seemed ingenious at the time, but when their dreams where put into reality, the structure may have had faults. If this is the case, you may be able to take legal action against the architect for designing a faulty structure.

Material defects

The choice of materials in a construction project can be for aesthetic or practical purposes. Sometimes, a material will be chosen because it looks beautiful, but it may result in a fault due to its lack of suitability or practicality. Developers may also try to cut corners by using cheap materials, and as a result, you may notice leaks or a lack of durability.

Construction defects

If the construction workers are not properly trained or trying to rush their work, they may poorly construct structures, which can lead to water leaks or mold growth. These types of issues can affect homeowners for years to come, and this is why so many people decide to take legal action to address the issue.

If you are dissatisfied with renovation work that was conducted on your property, it is important that you don’t delay and that you take the appropriate action to gain back damages.