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What are some common types of construction defects?

| Dec 1, 2020 | Uncategorized |

Building a new home in Geneva can be exciting, and we expect that our homes will be designed and constructed in a quality manner. However, sometimes defects in the construction process occur, leading to potential litigation. The following is an overview of some common types of construction defects.

Design defects

Sometimes a home or building is designed in a way that does not work as specified, leading to defects. This may especially be true if the structure is not up to code. Some examples of design defects include water penetration or inadequate structural support.

Material defects

Sometimes a home or building is constructed using inferior building materials. This can lead to defects such as leaky windows even if the windows are properly installed. Other building materials that could be poorly manufactured leading to defects include building paper, shingles, particle board and drywall.

Workmanship defects

Sometimes a home or building is designed well and is built using quality materials but is subjected to poor workmanship. Poor workmanship can lead to the growth of mold, foundation problems, dry rot, electrical problems and plumbing leaks.

Subsurface defects

The lack of a solid foundation, due to expansive soil conditions or hills can lead to cracked foundations and building damage. Different areas of the country are more prone than others to subsurface defects.

Seek assistance with construction defects

If your home is damaged due to construction defects, it can be expensive and time-consuming to remedy the problem. For this reason, it may be necessary to pursue litigation against the party responsible for the defect. This post is for informational purposes only and does not contain legal advice, nor can it promise any specific outcome in a construction defect case. Those who have questions about construction defect lawsuits in Illinois may want to consult with an attorney before proceeding.