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Five Tips for Homeowners Who Think They Might Have a Construction Defect

A construction project is difficult. It requires a complicated sequence of coordination and cooperation of various trades, including concrete workers, framers, window installers, plumbers, electricians and roofers (to name just a few). A building is a complex puzzle that integrates many pieces of dissimilar materials. Opportunities for errors abound. Unfortunately, some builders, who either know too little or work too fast, miss crucial details. The resulting construction defects can become nightmares for homeowners.

New Construction Projects

When starting a construction project, typically, much time and money is spent on hiring the right architect and general contractor, reviewing plans, and making finish selections. An often-overlooked task is ensuring that the contract documents (i.e. the design and construction agreements, plans, specifications) afford an owner necessary protections. Oftentimes, a small amount of money and time spent with an attorney to review the documents at the start of the project can save thousands of dollars and headache later. Even with a very basic contract, an attorney can assist you in keeping the critical terms in mind, including: 

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