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What are some common construction defects?

It is an exciting milestone for anyone in California: moving into a new home. Maybe it is your first house. Maybe it is your forever home in which you envision growing as a family. A lot of emotion and dreaming can go into a home. 

At its core, however, a home is a building. It is standing (or not standing) because of the construction work that went into it. If your excitement of moving into your home has been tainted because of construction defects, you have rights worth defending.

First, a legal professional would want to verify what the defect is and whether it can be attributed to the crew responsible for building your house. FindLaw lists the following as some of the most common types of construction defects:

  • Structural integrity: cracks, gaps in walls or ceilings; sloping floors
  • Expansive soils: unevenness in flooring
  • Moisture within home
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical

Even if your house looks exactly how you hoped it would, you might still run into the serious issues above. With the money spent on a home, it is frustrating to say the least when there are problems with the basic and important aspects of the building. Construction defects can be more than just a nuisance; they can be dangerous to those living in and around the home.

If you think that you are living in unsafe conditions because of faulty construction, reach out to a construction law attorney in your area. Discuss the issues you are experiencing and learn about what your options and obligations might be. 

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