Construction Defects

Thrift McLemore understands how construction defects can threaten the health and safety of a building’s occupants, reduce property values and result in expensive repairs. Construction defects occur when a building does not meet required codes upon completion or the property cannot be used as intention in its completed condition. Our expert attorneys understand the complexities of a construction defect case and how to achieve a positive outcome for our clients. As part of this process, they will determine if the damage rises to the level of a defect and who to file the lawsuit against. This could be a contractor, engineer, property developer, product manufacturer or other construction professional.

Types of Construction Defects

Construction defects can occur in commercial, industrial and retail buildings as well as single-family homes, multi-family dwellings, condominiums and planned unit developments. Various issues are the direct result of negligence or other construction issues and can include:

  • Design Defects
  • Poor Quality Building Materials
  • Ineffective Drainage
  • Flooding
  • Roof and/or Window Leaks
  • Mold
  • Faulty Electrical Wiring
  • Cracked Foundation
  • Uneven Foundation

Our Expertise

A construction defect claim is complex because there may be clauses in the contract you signed with the builder, contractor or other party that allows them to attempt to rectify the defect before you can file a claim. In addition, the larger the building project, the more finger-pointing regarding who is ultimately responsible for the defect.

Our attorneys understand these challenges and will determine who is responsible, if there are contractual obligations for rectification, and your legal options to proceed with your lawsuit. We also work with you to address any insurance claims that may be appropriate to file as a result of the defective work or building materials.

Our Aim

Our aim is to help our clients receive a satisfactory outcome in addressing construction defects in a timely manner. Thrift McLemore recognizes that these defects interfere with the enjoyment of your home or your ability to do business, and will use our expertise in construction to resolve the issues as quickly as possible.

Additional Legal Services

Related to construction defects, we also assist clients in addressing problems with:

  • Construction Delays
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes Related to Rebuilding
  • Mold and Mildew Claims
  • Construction Contracts

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