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The exorbitant costs of construction defects

On Behalf of | Dec 14, 2017 | Blog |

Building a new home in Michigan is an exciting time, until you learn that there are hidden problems. Construction defects can be financial pitfalls for homeowners, but you may not have to bear this financial burden on your own. In fact, it is possible that the construction company or subcontractors could be liable for major problems with the house. 

If you found there are major problems with the finished project, you would be wise to take quick action to protect your interests. You have the right to seek a beneficial outcome to your frustrations, and one of the first steps you can take in this process is to reach out for help. Construction defects are major problems, and you have no time to lose in taking the appropriate course of action.

Common types of problems with new construction

Construction defects range in type and severity, although it is possible that a seemingly small problem could be quite costly for the homeowner. Some of the most common types of problems with newly constructed homes include the following:

  • Expansive soils, which can cause problems with the foundation or drainage
  • Problems with the doors, windows or glass installations
  • Issues with the mechanical or electrical work in the home
  • Problems with the structural integrity, including problems with the brickwork, concrete or carpentry
  • Deficiencies with the finishes installed by the construction company

These are all problems that may relate to the quality of the construction work done. Construction companies are at fault for less-than-quality work, buying and using poor quality material, employing untrained workers and taking short cuts. If you believe that you are the victim of shoddy construction work or other type of problem related to the work done on your home, you have the right to hold liable parties accountable for your financial losses.

Recovering your financial losses

Being a homeowner is expensive, and it can be incredibly costly when there are construction defects. Not only are these inconvenient, they can be expensive to repair. If the construction company is liable for the issues that are affecting the enjoyment and use of your home, you may be able to recover your losses related to defects with your newly constructed home.

When dealing with these complex issues, you need the guidance of an ally with experience in construction law. With help, you may be able to hold liable parties accountable for your losses and get the problems with your home repaired appropriately.


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