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Examples of common construction defects

Alabama residents work hard to afford the necessities in life. After years of saving and dreaming, some may consider building a home is the culmination of all that hard work.

What happens when a new home becomes a nightmare? Construction defects may put a damper on one of the most exciting accomplishments. At Slaten Law, P.C., we strive to keep you informed about things that may go wrong during the building process, so you have a chance of getting back some of what you lost. Discover some examples of common defects in the building process to identify them better.

Poor foundation

A solidly constructed home begins with a well-poured foundation. In some circumstances, however, this is not the case. If a concrete foundation does not have the right consistency or workers fail to set it properly, it may fail in a variety of ways. First, water may leak through if the concrete is too porous. When the ground below the foundation is not level or the soil not dense enough, the concrete may shift early on and crack either due to the weight above it or the loss of footing below it.

Roofing mishap

A roof built incorrectly may spell a host of problems for occupants. The materials and how roofers install them may determine if the structure holds up to wind and rain as it should. If the pitch of the roof is not right, water may pool and eventually seep through to the inside of the home. Drainage and wind resistance are real structural defects, especially when the threat of severe weather is present.

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