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Why structures aren’t always built properly

On Behalf of | Nov 22, 2019 | Construction Litigation |

Construction defects could make it difficult or impossible to live or work in a North Carolina building. Defects can be the result of design errors, the use of inferior materials, or a failure to take environmental factors into account. For example, if a roof is not designed or installed properly, it could result in water getting into the home. If the roof uses defective shingles, it may also be at a higher risk of letting water get into the home.

Pest or other problems could also occur if shingles or other roofing materials are defective. In some cases, the people responsible for constructing a home or building make mistakes that result in significant damage. For instance, if a foundation is not laid properly, it could cause cracks that let water into the structure. This may result in mold or other types of mildew growing in a basement or other interior spaces.

It is not always possible to build a structure on land that’s naturally flat. In such a scenario, a construction crew will need to take steps such as compacting the ground to ensure proper drainage and structural integrity. If this doesn’t happen, there is a greater chance of a cracked foundation or damage caused by the foundation moving or settling.

Those who are harmed by construction defects may be able to take legal action against the responsible contractor or manufacturer. It might be possible to get compensation for the cost of repairing a cracked foundation or water damage. If a person is hurt while in a structure that was improperly constructed, they could also seek compensation for medical costs and other related costs. An attorney may be of assistance during settlement talks or a formal trial.

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