Riverside Construction Defect Attorneys
Skilled Construction Lawyers Serving Clients in Southern California
The construction industry plays a vital role in California’s economy and has been booming again in recent years. New construction can bring exciting new opportunities for homeowners and commercial property owners alike. In order to ensure the new structures are safe, state law imposes construction regulations. Unfortunately, with so much new construction happening throughout the state, chances are some jobs will not be properly finished. When safety and industry standards are ignored, construction defects may occur. These defects can lead to unsafe structures and potential dangers in the future. If you believe your contractor, builder, or developer was negligent, it is important to call our personal injury attorneys immediately to learn about your legal options.
What Are Construction Defects?
Every structure has a “settling in” phase where the new owners get used to the building’s quirks and unique aspects. Every homeowner is familiar with this “settling in” phase, and it is common to find small issues that need to be addressed after moving in, such as fixing chipped paint or adjusting doors. However, these common minor issues are different than construction defects. A construction defect can broadly be defined as a defect caused by negligent or substandard workmanship and/or material.
California law is designed to protect property owners against poor construction. The law allows property owners to seek compensation for damages caused by defects such as:
- Significant foundation cracks;
- Foundation vertical displacement;
- Retainer wall failures;
- Unreasonable risk of fire due to electrical system problems;
- Improperly installed sewer system;
- Significant cracks in stucco or exterior siding;
- Leaking windows;
- Leaking roof; and
- Water damage caused by faulty material or construction.
These problems are not only expensive to fix, but could pose immediate risk to you, your family, or your tenants. If your recent construction or renovation led to a defect, contact an experienced lawyer today. You could be entitled to financial recovery for the damage caused by the construction defects.
Filing a Claim for Defective Construction
When your contractor, subcontractor, or developer does not obey the California building code, a defect may result in costly repairs and risk to occupants. Many defects arise from poor workmanship, such an improper installation or shoddy construction. Other defects may be the result of substandard or incorrect material. By the time you notice the defect, the contractor or developer may no longer be willing to immediately repair the problem. Often, the responsible party for construction defects will avoid repairing the problem or providing compensation to the property owner. In that case, filing a construction defect claim could be your best solution.
Call a Reputable Riverside Construction Defect Lawyers
Are you a homeowner or commercial property owner and believe your new construction is substandard? If so, consult Martinez & Schill LLP today. Our experienced lawyers will use their extensive knowledge of state law to analyze your case, and help you make the best decision to meet your goals. We can help you pursue your claims, and will fight to win the financial recovery you need. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation for your construction defect case.