Carr Law Firm, P.A.
Serving All Of Florida
407-426-9300 888-351-0905

An introduction to construction defects

When you contract someone to build a home or commercial property, you expect it to be constructed to certain standards. When those standards aren't met, what recourse do you have to make things right?


Before we answer that, let's take a look at some of the things that could be considered a construction defect:

  • Substandard materials. The materials that go into a home or commercial property can make all the difference. If the contractor chooses below average materials or the manufacturer didn't make the materials up to code, it can cause expensive problems down the road.
  • Poor design. Before the foundation is poured, the construction project needs a good plan. This requires engineers and architects. If they fail to properly lay out the design, the entire structure could be at risk.
  • Construction problems. Even if the plan is well laid out and the materials are up to snuff, the workers who build the property might cut corners or do a poor job. For instance, a construction worker could fail to properly seal some part of the structure, allowing moisture in and creating a mold problem.
  • Bad foundation. A strong building starts with a good foundation. If that's missing from the equation, a simple flood, erosion or a shift in the subsurface could result in cracks.

What can you do if you discover a construction defect at your property? If you think it's due to negligence in any of the areas listed above, you may want to seek out an attorney who can help you get compensation.


No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
| Email Us For A Response

What Clients Say About Carr Law Firm

  • Pete Carr has represented my companies for the past several years. He has handled all of the companies litigation needs along with providing legal counsel and legal documents as needed. Pete is always extremely professional but the thing that I like the most about Pete is how responsive he is when needed.
    Danny Quinn, President
    Quinn Commercial, Inc and Quinn Contractors, Inc.
    read more
  • Peter Carr of the Carr Law Firm, P.A., has represented various companies I owned since 2009. Mr. Carr is a great talent in landlord/tenant disputes and general corporate litigation. In every case he has represented me in, he researched and advised me of the best solutions to either settle the case or to fight.
    Abdul Mathin
    Blackmine Property Management
    read more
  • Pete has been my attorney for many years. I previously worked with other attorneys and what I like about Pete is that he looks at all angles of the situation and gives me advice that is in my best interests, even if it’s not what I want to hear. When necessary, he litigates aggressively.
    Vincent F. Wolle, CCIM, SIOR
    Broker-Investment Partner
    Results Real Estate Partners, LLC
    read more

Carr Law Firm, P.A.
203 E. Livingston Street
Orlando, FL 32801

Toll Free: 888-351-0905
Phone: 407-426-9300
Fax: 407-426-9304
Map & Directions