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Construction defects: Sources can be many, highly varied

We alluded to some of the nightmarish scenarios that confront homeowners after they have moved into their dream homes in a recent blog post (please see our September 26 entry). We noted therein that nasty surprises can emerge for homeowners across a wide spectrum of possibilities, ranging from construction and design defects to mechanical and electrical problems.

“Whatever the case,” we noted, “homeowners suffering the results have legal remedies to right the wrongs” that can be invoked through securing the proven assistance of an experienced construction defect litigation attorney.

We expand today a bit on that earlier post by discussing in more detail some of the most common defects that undermine quality of life for homeowners and their families and in some cases render a home completely inhabitable.

Insect infestation, for example, can make a family scurry in a hurry. So, too, can water infiltration, cracked foundations, leaky plumbing and a host of other problems.

The realm of home-related defects that arise through the shoddy work of architects, designers, builders and various contractors is indeed broad. Homeowners might reasonably consider consulting an attorney in any instance where premises construction is clearly substandard or where a home is not turning out to be what it was reasonably perceived to be by a buyer.

There are strong -- and many -- indicators that things have gone awry with a home. An unstable foundation provides more than a strong hint. Mold on walls is certainly a sign of trouble. Wind that blows through windows, dry rotting of wood, misaligned doors, falling concrete -- all these and myriad other problems strongly signal the need to secure legal help aimed at maximally promoting a homeowner’s interests against negligence or fraud.

A homeowner generally purchases a property only after careful scrutiny and a strong feeling that the dwelling spells the optimal choice among several alternatives. Once that decision is made, the buyer has a reasonable expectation that the property is habitable and devoid of defects.

When that is not the case, legal remedies exist to address the discrepancies.

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