Construction defects can take many forms. Errors in the design of a structure can lead to structural issues, and so, too, can subpar workmanship. But construction defects can also arise when the materials themselves are faulty.
The severity of construction material defects
Defective construction materials can result in leaking roofs and windows, metal fixtures that rust and corrode, and paints and sealants that are ineffective. These issues, especially those pertaining to water, can cause extensive damage to a structure. Water intrusion can severely damage floors and walls, and other aspects of the structure can be jeopardized. Electrical problems, structural collapses, and even fires are all very realistic possibilities when construction materials are defective.
The cost of material defects
The costs associated with material defects can be extensive. Oftentimes, damaged sections of the structure require more material and additional labor to repair, and the damage may be so severe as to require what essentially amounts to a rebuilding of portions of the structure in question. This can cost a lot of time, money, and effort, which is why manufacturers and construction companies are often sued when structural damage is caused by an apparent defect.
Protecting your interests in a construction material defect case
Regardless of which side of the fence you fall on in a construction material defect dispute, you need to be prepared to fight to protect your interests. We know that these matters can be highly complicated, especially given the number of parties involved in the construction of a structure. But that’s why we diligently work to ensure that our clients receive the thorough and thoughtful representation that they deserve. To learn more about what we have to offer our clients in regard to construction defect litigation, please continue to research our firm.