The construction industry has continued to flourish. With all the new contracts, however, you may find that you have to deal with an increase in construction defect allegations.
As a business owner, the thing you can do is prepare and become familiar with the four main causes of construction defects in the industry.
What is a material defect?
The type of building material you choose to use depends largely on the job and the budget. A material defect claim comes when someone believes you used subpar or inferior material when building the project.
What is a design defect?
You build projects according to the designs of the architects and engineers. What happens when there is a flaw in that design? A design defect allegation involves a fundamental error in the project that diminishes its safety, value and usability.
What is a construction defect?
The way you construct a project may come under fire. If you make a mistake executing the project by either not following the design or faulty workmanship, you may find yourself slapped with a construction defect suit.
What is a subsurface defect?
The foundation of any structure needs stability and security. In some cases, the proper studies did not occur or showed faulty data. A subsurface defect means that the ground is not solid or there is a shift that creates an unsafe building.
Surviving a construction defect allegation and suit is possible. Keeping meticulous records of your directives to subcontractors and communications with designers and engineers may help safeguard you against any lawsuit.