The Five Most Common Construction Defects Apr17

The Five Most Common Construction Defects

Many homeowners are completely unaware of how common construction defects are—until they experience an issue themselves. At that point, many questions arise. You may wonder how much it will cost to fix such a problem, how to get help, and whether your home might now be too old for the original contractor to be held liable. An exper...

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How to File a Construction Defect Claim Apr17

How to File a Construction Defect Claim

Upon hearing that first drip-drop sound coming from the ceiling, you may have tried to ignore it, hoping it would magically go away. But after spending numerous rainy days on water bucket duty, you probably realized it was time to call for help. Faulty roofing systems top the list for construction defects, and are not only messy but ...

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Why Mold Issues Must be Handled Right Away Apr17

Why Mold Issues Must be Handled Right Away

Some construction defects are apparent to homeowners as soon as they move in, while others take some time to show themselves. In California, homeowners will often become aware of defects after heavy rains, resulting in leaks from roofing systems, doors, windows, or other areas. If there has been water intrusion in your home due to a ...

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You and Your Neighbor: Construction Defects Can Affect Entire Associations Apr20

You and Your Neighbor: Construction Defects Can Affect Entire Associations

Once a leak has sprung or an electrical issue has presented itself, you may feel like your dream home has gone haywire. It’s easy to feel like you are the only one dealing with such challenges, but many others are going through the same thing—and they might be right next door. As developers purchase large tracts of land and be...

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Why Senate Bill SB800 Was So Important for California Apr24

Why Senate Bill SB800 Was So Important for California

Many of us have had the experience of moving into a new home after months of anticipation, only to experience one or more problems that leave us feeling discouraged. While you may have been very involved, following the design and construction process closely, and even performing numerous walk-throughs before the home was finished, th...

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Should We Let the Contractor Repair Construction Defects Now? May01

Should We Let the Contractor Repair Construction Defects Now?

If one or more seem to have taken over your home, you’ve probably been experiencing some unexpected stress. While working out the quirks in a new home is sometimes to be expected, having to deal with leaks, foundation, or structural issues can be challenging. You are not alone, however. These issues are experienced by homeowners a...

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How Do We File a Construction Defect Claim if Our Contractor Went Out of Business? May04

How Do We File a Construction Defect Claim if Our Contractor Went Out of Business?

The home construction process, especially if it is your first home, is both an exciting and stressful time filled with anticipation; after all, this new home is where you are going to be spending your quality time, perhaps raising a family or continuing to expand one, and setting down roots. You may have done everything possible on y...

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When the Rain Comes: How Water Points to Many Construction Defects May08

When the Rain Comes: How Water Points to Many Construction Defects

Heavy rains or storms may often be directly responsible for damage, but in some instances, as precipitation continues, you will be alerted to areas of your home that are leaking due to poor construction. No matter the case, you may be dealing with headaches in cleaning up a major mess, and worrying about mold and mildew, future damag...

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Danger Lurking Within: Why Construction Defects Must Be Fixed May10

Danger Lurking Within: Why Construction Defects Must Be Fixed

After you’ve waited months or years for your new home to be completed, there’s nothing worse than hearing the plunk, plunk, plunk of water dripping from a corner of the room onto your beautiful new hardwood floors—or perhaps a sudden electrical or plumbing problem. While it might be all too easy to put a bucket under a leak or ...

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Recognizing True Construction Defects May12

Recognizing True Construction Defects

Most of us look forward to that day when we’ll be moving into our dream home, making an investment for the future. There are many rewards to homeownership, to include greater privacy (and no landlord), control over modifications, and the new opportunity to set down roots in a community or neighborhood. There can be downsides too, o...

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