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What are some common major construction defects?

On Behalf of | Nov 25, 2021 | blog

A construction defect may not be immediately clear, but because it is something that occurs during the process of building, it may appear over time. When one does happen, it can be frustrating, especially if it leads to severe consequences.

There is a range of defects that could happen due to bad planning or work. FindLaw explains that while some construction defects may be minor and easy to fix, there are some common ones that are going to cost quite a bit to repair.

Electrical issues

Electrical issues can require tearing out walls and major work to repair. Unfortunately, electrical issues may not become apparent until they lead to serious damage, such as a fire or someone suffering an electrical shock.

Water issues

Water issues can stem from drainage or improper ventilation. They may take time to appear in the form of mold. Once that happens, the destruction is vast and incredibly expensive to fix.

Structural issues

Structural issues are perhaps one of the most damaging. When the basic structure of your home is not stable, it can lead to a lot of damage. Walls, doorways, windows and floors all depend on a strong foundation or structure. Once you have issues, like a sinking foundation, it will eventually snowball. You will have to have major reconstruction done to fix not only the structural issue at the core of the problem but also all the other damage done from the problem.

Many construction defects are rather minor, such as an uneven floor due to improper installation, and you will just need to do a rather quick and easy repair. However, there are also some major defects you may come across that can cause total headaches to fix.