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The most common types of construction defects

On Behalf of | Jul 12, 2022 | Construction Defects

Dealing with construction defects is a common hazard in Texas. This is due to the fast pace of the industry and its associated issues. When you sign a contract to erect a new building, you naturally want it to be fulfilled to the letter. If you spot a defect in its construction, this is a serious issue that needs to be dealt with in a timely manner.

Many kinds of issues are considered defects

There are a great many kinds of issues that can fall under the heading of construction defects. These can include such things as defects in the architectural design of the building. It can also come down to an alarming lack of proper planning or supervision during the construction phase of the building.

You may also find out that at no time during the construction of the building was it properly inspected. This may turn out to be a bigger problem than you could have counted on. A lack of proper inspection may result in a building that fails to meet current standards of safety. If this is the case, you have a serious lemon on your hands.

Construction defects come in several different categories

The construction defects that you find yourself dealing with in the aftermath of a project may be latent or completely obvious. It’s a good idea to know the several different types of categories that they come in so that you may quickly identify them.

There may be problems with the structure of a building, such as cracks that are already starting to show in its foundation. There may be mechanical problems, such as faults in the HVAC, electrical, or elevator systems. The doors, windows, and glass seals may be in bad shape. These are problems you need to address right away.