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Construction Defects

Demanding Accountability for Construction Defects

When a new home or remodeled home has flaws caused by poor design, defective materials or shoddy workmanship, the value goes down immediately — and often the building cannot be safely used.

At Girardi | Keese, we have the knowledge it takes to ask the right questions and understand the problem. Our attorneys work with construction experts who can explain what happened and what it will take to fix a construction defect. Put more than 40 years of experience behind your construction defect case by calling (800) 401-4530 or sending us an email.

Construction defects can make a home unlivable.

When a home loses value because of construction defects, that is a disappointment. When the construction defects make the home unsafe, that means a family's health is threatened. In both cases, the business responsible for construction defects needs to be accountable for fixing the problem and paying for the homeowner's expenses associated with the problems.

  • Toxic mold: At first, there may be signs of water leakage around a new addition or in the flashing around doors and windows. Then the more serious problem emerges — toxic mold. Toxic mold threatens the health of everyone in the home. The mold needs to be cleaned out and the defect that caused the water leakage needs to be fixed.
  • Building codes: All parts of the home must meet state and local building codes. If any part of the home does not meet code, the defect can lower the value of the home or even prevent resell of the home. Architects, engineers and builders should meet their obligations and bring the home in line with building codes.

Our lawyers have a well-earned reputation for taking cases to trial. When we see a wrong, we do not back down. Construction defects that place you and your family in physical danger or that lower the value of your home should be made right by those responsible.

Contact us about contractors, architects and engineers who are guilty of failure to perform, breach of contract or another construction error. We represent clients in California and nationwide.

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