Construction Defects most common Issues
The following is a list of the most common types of construction installation problems found in homes and condos:
1. Asphalt Overheated before Installation, Asphalt Too Cold before Installation
There are other kinds of installation deficiencies besides the concrete varying in thickness. Asphalt overheated before installation or asphalt too cold before installation can be the result of negligence by unqualified contractors or subcontractors. Asphalt overheated before installation or asphalt too cold before installation can be a costly repair to fix. When your asphalt overheated before installation it can be a delay that could have been avoided. Your next step would be to move forward and complete your project. Be sure to keep good records and notes of every step you make after you have discovered that you have a potential construction defect. You may not need the information now, but it may come in handy if you decide that your issue is a construction defect that is not your responsibility. Take pictures and keep all contractors’ paperwork.
Asphalt issues can indeed be a result of a construction defect. It could be poor workmanship, bad building materials, soil issues, water issues, and so on. Whether you have improper design: asphalt/concrete mixture not per specifications issues, installation deficiencies: varying in thickness, asphalt that overheated before installation, or asphalt too cold before installation, you will have questions. There are different strategies available when dealing with these types of issues. If you contact an attorney, you can begin to understand what your rights are immediately. You will have someone that can help you take the proper next step and advise you on your course of action. Contact an attorney today.
2. Improper Installation of Windows at the Sliding Glass Door
If your builder is responsible for improper installation of windows at the sliding glass door, you need to contact an attorney immediately. Improper installation of windows at the sliding glass door will not only make using these windows difficult, but it will also lead to additional structural problems.
3. Improper Installation of Flashing Paper or Sheet Metal Flashings
Improper installation of flashing paper or sheet metal flashings is a serious construction defect. The absence of either of these materials can lead to moisture making its way into your windows, thereby causing damage not only to your windows but potentially to several surrounding structures.
4. Missing or Incomplete Installation of Firestops Between Floors
Missing or incomplete installation of firestops between floors is another example of not adhering to construction regulations and building codes. Proper construction requires a strategy of isolating a potential fire outbreak when possible. Missing or incomplete installation of firestops between floors is a serious construction defect that removes the safeguard of containing the fire from spreading to other areas of the house.
Insufficient clearances between fireplaces and combustible materials and/or missing or incomplete installation of firestops between floors have the potential of causing very costly damages and more importantly, create a very dangerous environment.