What are the different types of construction defects?

On Behalf of | Jun 2, 2022 | Construction Law |

If you have discovered that the construction company that built your home did a subpar job, you may wonder what your options are. It is helpful for property owners facing construction defects to know what construction law may be able to do for them and to familiarize themselves with the different types of construction defects.

Different types of construction defects property owners may run into

Construction defects typically occur in four broad categories. The first category of construction defects is design deficiencies. Included in the category of design deficiencies are failures on the part of architects or engineers to properly design a building or system. This could lead to water damage because of a poorly designed roof or water penetration because of poor drainage.

The second category of defects is materials deficiencies. Defective or damaged building materials can lead to failures in the construction of a home, building or other structure. Inferior products can result in construction defects. Another example of material defects can include bent window frames that are improperly installed, which can result in water intrusion.

The third category of potential defects includes construction defects. This category of defects refers to problems with the quality of the workmanship that went into building the home. Poor-quality workmanship can result in a range of problems and defects such as improper plumbing, which can lead to leaks and mold growth. The fourth category of possible defects includes when systems are not maintained or operated properly.

Construction defects can extensively impact the livability of a home, use of a building or value of the property. For that reason, it is important to understand what the legal protections are to guard against the damages associated with construction defects.