Purchasing a home is often one of the most significant financial investments one can make. The condition of that home is thus of vital concern. You want your investment to be smart, and, when your home was not built correctly, you want to be compensated for those errors. The Colorado real estate attorneys at Torbet Tuft & McConkie, LLC can help you determine whether you have a construction defect claim.
A construction defect is any condition that reduces the value of a residence, and that can be legally recognized as a defect in design or workmanship. Some defects cause damage that call for legal action, and some do not. For those cases warranting legal action, it is necessary to have evidence that a builder, contractor, developer or other construction professional was negligent. There are two primary categories that can lead to repair cost recovery.
The first category includes defects in design, workmanship and materials. A few examples include the following:
- water seepage
- slab leaks or cracks
- faulty drainage
- structural failure or collapse
- faulty electrical wiring
The second category encompasses landslide and earth settlement problems. A few examples include:
- expansive soils
- improper compaction
- inadequate grading
- drainage issues
These structural failures can lead to serious personal injuries and substantial property damage.
If you think you have a construction defect case, we can help you begin the process of seeking restitution, from hiring a non-partial expert to inspect your damage, to getting you the settlement you deserve. Call us today to discuss your situation.