Construction Defects in Condos

Construction Defect

Construction defect claims have become more and more prevalent over the last 20-30 years for a number of reasons.

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Builder Liability

Our team of expert engineers, licensed general contractors, plans examiners and thermographers have the experience to understand builder liability or construction defect claims. Having the time in as a builders we know the sequencing necessary for a good build. We can show in report form where projects leave the rails and we can establish subrogation values and percentages when the do.

Construction has changed over the decades with a much higher reliance on subcontractors and specialized trades. In addition building methods and energy codes have changes the way we build with reliance on complicated air and water barriers In some occasions, this tightening of the building has unintended consequences, including trapping moisture-rich air inside of the building envelope. Water, as a vapor, will then condense, and due to different building pressurization, will collect and damage portions of the exterior cladding and wall systems. Our experience as hard contractors tearing apart damaged buildings has given us a depth of knowledge of the unseen conditions impossible to match without time.

We have restored hundreds and inspected thousands of properties damaged by stucco or eifs and many of these were involved in some form of liability claim. We have a deep knowledge of the requirements included in 558 actions in Florida and work on these issues for some of the best attorneys and adjusters in the country every day out of our Pensacola Florida office.

Use of Subcontractors

The financial incentives and sincere responsibilities associated with the use of subcontractors as compared to employees make it such that it is very difficult for a contractor to compete without the use of subs.

The very nature of a 1099 identifies these persons work for themselves and self-manage. While this may be a cost-effective means of division of labor it does not always have the most skilled and trained person that understands multiple trades available at the job at the right time.

Complete has been certified as an expert by multiple courts across the country and has an understanding of building practices, construction defects, and the costs associated with same. Each state has its own statutes regarding the responsibilities of a General Contractor to an owner, and there are important deadlines included in these statutes.

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