My Home Has Construction Defects—Why Didn’t the Home Inspector Notice? Jun09

My Home Has Construction Defects—Why Didn’t the Home Inspector Notice?

The experience of having a house built can be both exhilarating and stressful. Once you’ve found a piece of land and chosen a contractor, you are on your way to seeing that new home become a reality. Often it may seem that the building process takes forever as you become more and more eager to move in and start life in your new com...

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Five Reasons Why Construction Defect Cases Can Be So Complex Jun28

Five Reasons Why Construction Defect Cases Can Be So Complex

Finding a minor problem in your new home can be stressful, but that’s to be expected in most cases, whether you find an electrical outlet that isn’t working, problems with an appliance, or issues with finishing or flooring, or…the list goes on…and you probably had to make one for your contractor upon moving in, even after the...

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Why Leaks Are So Common in Complex Architectures Jul03

Why Leaks Are So Common in Complex Architectures

Most of us live or work near at least a few dream homes that we enjoy driving by periodically. It’s impossible not to envy such structures, often boasting massive square footage with complicated angles and captivating modern design. Unfortunately, many such modern architectures often reveal issues with water intrusion—and being o...

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Ventilation & Exhaust Issues Common to High-Rise Buildings Jul10

Ventilation & Exhaust Issues Common to High-Rise Buildings

If you live in a high-rise building, you have probably worried about ventilation issues more than once. Snuggled in between many floors, walls, and ceilings, you may wonder how builders creating large structures could possibly plan for such enormous air flow issues. Not only is there the matter of breathing in fresh oxygen, free of s...

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Repairing Construction Defects: Should We Allow the Original Contractor Back In? Sep28

Repairing Construction Defects: Should We Allow the Original Contractor Back In?

Repairing construction defects is not a project any new homeowner wants to have to manage. You may be feeling a mixture of surprise, dread, and even misery if a defect has affected your new construction; after all, your home passed multiple inspections and seemed to be free of any potential problems as you moved in. Unfortunately, th...

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Defective Roofing System May Cause Major Damage to a Large Building Oct09

Defective Roofing System May Cause Major Damage to a Large Building

No matter the structure you live in, if there is a defective roofing system, you are probably experiencing serious headaches. Whether you are a homeowner or are acting on behalf of an association for a mid- to high-rise building, aside from wondering how to deal with the resulting mess, you are probably keen to find out the cause of ...

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Toxic Mold: Is It a Real Concern? Oct16

Toxic Mold: Is It a Real Concern?

Toxic mold has gotten a lot of press in the last decade or so—and especially black mold, also known as Stachybotrys chartarum. Known to cause serious health problems in some cases, and especially for those with suppressed immune systems, black mold can unleash dangerous spores into the air. If you have experienced an issue...

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Construction Defects May Cause Serious Damage to Other Parts of Your Home Oct19

Construction Defects May Cause Serious Damage to Other Parts of Your Home

Getting into a new home often takes many months, and sometimes years. The process includes making many choices, beginning with a contractor. Whether you choose them due to word of mouth from friends or because you have seen—and even toured—many impressive examples of their work, this is the individual or company you are placing e...

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