Buying a home is supposed to be exciting. It is a big move, one that takes some Colorado residents a lot of years to make. When they finally do, they expect the home to be in good repair — particularly new construction homes. When construction defects are found, it can be maddening. What’s worse, it may require construction litigation to get the defects fixed.
There are a number of things that can be qualified as construction defects. By definition, to qualify, the issue must be a condition in the home that reduces its overall value. There are a number of things that can cause construction defects. Some include:
- Use of poor building materials
- Negligent construction
- Failure to properly prepare the foundation
- Engineering problems
- Poor site planning
Some construction defects are minor and are cosmetic in nature, such as peeling paint. Then there are the big things that can make a home questionable or even unsafe to inhabit. Some of the big defects include:
- Electrical system failure
- Structural failure
- Foundation crack
- Faulty drainage
Proving that any of the above-listed issues or a number of other problems not listed here are the fault of the builder, engineer, planner, supplier or anyone else who worked on your home can prove challenging. With the assistance of legal counsel and the testimony of witnesses, fault may be established and the parties responsible for the damage held accountable for any resulting losses. Some construction litigation cases in Colorado end up going to court, and others may be resolved through alternative methods. No matter which way one’s case goes, legal counsel can be at one’s side, fighting for fair compensation.