What kinds of construction defects could occur?

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What kinds of construction defects could occur?

On Behalf of | Jan 17, 2018 | real estate transactions

Whether you have a house built, put an addition on your existing home or renovate, you will more than likely need help with the work. This means hiring an Illinois construction company in order to do the work. As such, you place a great deal of trust in those who will be working on your home. Even if you know little or nothing about construction, it may help to have some idea of the potential construction defects that could affect the success of your project.

No construction can be done without materials. The quality of those materials makes a difference. The use of substandard items could cause you issues at some point in the future. For example, a cracked or bent window frame could allow water to get into your home and cause damage.

Engineers and architects should understand that their designs must adhere to state and locals building codes and know that their designs are key to keeping the structure sound. Any flaws in the design could have catastrophic results. For instance, failing to properly design a roof could result in leaking, structural support and drainage issues.

The quality of the work done on your house also affects whether you have problems. If the contractors at the site fail to do their jobs properly, any number of issues could arise. For instance, if a plumber fails to properly install pipes and fittings, you could end up with leaks that cause significant water damage.

If you do end up having an issue with the work done on your home, determining what kind or kinds of construction defects caused the problem may be a challenge. In order to prevail in any claim regarding the damage done to your home, you will need to make sure that you address the appropriate source of the defect. This may require the help of an Illinois attorney who routinely deals with these types of cases.

Source: travelers.com, “Types of Construction Defects“, Accessed on Jan. 13, 2018

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