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Fewer things excite Colorado residents as much as owning a home. When built from the ground up, the anticipation may turn to aggravation if there is something wrong with it.

Construction defects may happen at the planning or building stage, homeowners may have the right to compensation and remedy should these defects interfere with their enjoyment. The people at Bradley Devitt Haas & Watkins, P.C. always have your best interests in mind. We want to provide you some basic information on spotting common construction defects so you can get them fixed sooner rather than later.

A defective design

The blame for the issue with the home may not have anything to do with the construction. There are times when an architect or engineer makes a mistake while designing the house, and that flaw makes it into the plans for buildout. A staircase that is too steep is one example of a structural defect.

Problems with the ground

Having a stable home starts with a durable and able surface upon which to build the structure. Some soil is not suitable for construction without some bolstering. Substandard soil can cause water to remain stagnant and creep into the foundation. It can also shift and cause the foundation of the home to crack.

Poor workmanship

When mistakes occur at crucial points in the build, or they seem to run rampant, they may compromise the structure or just make life miserable for the occupants. Poorly routed plumbing may result in low water pressure or the failure of fixtures.

The home you build should feel like a dream, not a nightmare. If you want more information on the subject, please feel free to visit our website.