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Recognizing construction defects

A construction defect can occur at any point in the process of designing, building or inspecting a structure. Defects may occur in a commercial building or a new home that is constructed in Florida. Problems could arise if water intrusion occurs as that can lead to toxic mold, and other problems include expansive soils or unstable foundations.

A deficiency may be referred to as a design or material deficiency. It can also be recognized by a court as a construction or subsurface deficiency. An example of a design deficiency is one that results in a building that is not constructed to code, which could lead to water getting into the structure. Material deficiencies might, for example, involve the use of asphalt shingles that deteriorate or building paper that is not properly applied to the structure. Drywall that cannot withstand damp conditions could also be an example of a material deficiency. 

Cracks in the foundation or other defects that lead to mold growth are common examples of construction deficiencies. Subsurface problems occur when there is no solid foundation under the home. In such scenarios, accommodations must be made to allow for adequate drainage. Otherwise, the home could be prone to shifting, settling or flooding.

If you have questions about construction defects, or you believe your home or condo has a defect, contact an attorney who understands construction law in Florida. You may be entitled to compensation for repairs and other expenses related to the defect.

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