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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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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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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How to Identify Potential Structural Defects in Your Home Jun07

How to Identify Potential Structural Defects in Your Home

You may be handy around the house, and even enjoy a good Saturday afternoon project—whether tending to a bedroom door that has been sticking or repairing that leaky kitchen faucet once and for all. As the DIY craze continues to grow, many of us are enjoying taking on more complicated home projects, even to include complete remodels...

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Improper Attic Ventilation May Lead to Roof Problems Jun15

Improper Attic Ventilation May Lead to Roof Problems

Today we see the do-it-yourself crowd pulling off amazing feats, often just by watching videos online. Whether you are trying to learn how speak Mandarin, fix your pickup truck (or build one from scratch!), hack electronics, or make furniture by hand—if there’s not an app for it, there’s a channel for it. Home repairs and home ...

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Common Electrical Defects—and Hazards—in New Constructions Jun19

Common Electrical Defects—and Hazards—in New Constructions

Construction defects in new construction, unfortunately come in many different forms—and some of them are more hazardous than others. While many defects are hazardous to the structure and integrity of your home—a substantial investment—others can also be hazardous to your health and safety. As our home is being built, both w...

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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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Basic Design Issues May Have Caused Construction Defects in Your Home Jul06

Basic Design Issues May Have Caused Construction Defects in Your Home

Unless you are trained in construction, your new home probably looked close to perfect as it evolved in the construction process, from the contractor breaking ground to adding the final touches. To the naked eye, the plans—and resulting exterior and interior—may have shown nothing out of order; in fact, you were probably thrilled...

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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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Is the Plumbing System in Our New Home Defective? Jul12

Is the Plumbing System in Our New Home Defective?

Many would agree that while a construction defect of any kind is a very serious concern, plumbing issues can be the worst. And just as we often take for granted having a functional roof over our heads, as well as electricity, the same can be said for plumbing—greatly realized when we are suddenly unable wash our dishes in the dishw...

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