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Certain building issues can lead to a construction dispute

When planning a construction project in North Carolina and throughout the United States, the obvious goal is to have it completed as planned. Unfortunately, there are often challenges that come up during and after the project. This can lead to a construction dispute and potential litigation. Understanding common construction defects that can warrant a legal filing is important.

What contractors should know about subcontractor insurance

It isn't uncommon for subcontractors to be used on residential and commercial building projects in North Carolina. While using subcontractors may be an effective way to get a job done in a timely manner, it could introduce additional layers of risk to the general contractor. However, it can be possible for contractors to transfer that risk to the subcontractor. This can be done through the use of indemnity provisions that require the subcontractor to assume liability for any damages it causes.

Strategies to resolve legal issues with a construction project

Construction projects can be complicated. For North Carolina residents and businesses who hire a contractor or construction company, a disagreement can be costly and time-consuming. Regardless of whether it is the contractor or the property owner who needs legal help, it is important to understand how these problems come about and what can be done to settle them.

Why structures aren't always built properly

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.

Toxic mold and environmental problems in North Carolina

Toxic mold and other environmental issues can cause serious health problems when they are present in buildings. These types of problems can arise during construction when poor construction allows moisture to leak inside of the buildings. If your property has toxic mold, it can endanger your health and cause you to lose thousands of dollars.

Construction dispute erupts from health center project

A New York construction project has led to a legal dispute between a plumbing subcontractor and the general construction company managing the medical center expansion in Poughkeepsie. The plumbing company, based in Fairfield, New Jersey, is suing Walsh Group and Consigli, claiming it is owed $5.5 million in past due payments as well as $16.4 million in punitive damages. The plumbing firm argues that it was significantly damaged by excessive changes and cost overruns at the building site. It also says that its work was delayed repeatedly due to design defects and serious construction problems at the site.

Liability for construction defects in North Carolina

Each year in North Carolina, people suffer harm because of construction defects. Homeowners may face staggering losses from poor or shoddy construction and architectural design. When construction defects are discovered, property owners have the right to seek legal remedies against the architects, contractors, subcontractors, or engineers who are responsible for the problems.

How can I find a good roofing contractor?

Your roof is a vital component of your home, which is why it's so important to find a quality contractor when you need repairs. It can be difficult to make an informed decision, especially when there are so many local contractors to choose from. That's why BobVila.com offers the following tips on how to find a roofing company you can depend on. 

Which red flags signal an untrustworthy contractor?

Whether you're planning a home addition or looking towards the construction of a brand new home, you must choose a trustworthy and competent contractor. Failure to do so can cost you exorbitant amounts of money while also preventing work from being done to your complete satisfaction. To ensure you're completely happy with the finished project, Urbo.com recommends looking out for the following red flags when speaking with contractors about your construction needs. 

How does mold affect a person's health?

Indoor mold can result from plumbing leaks, roof defects, and many other occurrences within the home. Not only can it cause damage, it also has an effect on your family's health, especially those who already experience respiratory issues. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains the dangers of mold in the home and how you can prevent it. 

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