Defective Construction Materials
Everyone wants to save a buck – especially builders and developers in a tight, competitive market. Sometimes, however, cutting corners in the construction process can result in serious problems for new home and building owners, and for condo and homeowner associations seeking repairs.
For example, the New York Times reported a few years back that federal investigators concluded there was a strong association between chemicals in Chinese drywall installed in thousands of homes during the housing boom and electrical problems in those same homes. They also noted that the drywall was a possible cause of homeowners’ respiratory complaints. Additionally, many of these homeowners reported that the drywall gave off an odor that smelled like rotten eggs. Clearly, situations like these must be fixed. But who is responsible?
Who is Responsible for Construction Errors
Anyone who knew, or should have known, that there would be a problem but didn’t do anything to prevent it can potentially be held liable for damages. This could include builders, contractors and subcontractors, designers and manufacturers of defective materials, and site managers.
Failure to review and analyze building material durability and quality before being installed, unsafe construction procedures, errors in manufacturing of materials, and those who practice negligent understanding of the interaction of various materials in the environment, can all lead to defective construction issues.
Issues that may potentially involve defective building materials include:
- Defective shingles
- Leaky windows and doors
- Leaky and deteriorating roofs
- Exterior surface system and siding failures
- Water intrusion inappropriately
- Real and synthetic (EIFS) stucco insulation issues
Are you having problems due to a defective construction material, or a ‘band-aid repair’ that is causing problems? Building, buying or repairing a home is already stressful enough without having to deal with a problem in the building materials. If you suspect problem-building materials, talk with Harold J. Gerr, Attorney at Law, who has extensive experience representing those who have suffered as a result of a defective construction product or as a result of an accident caused by another.
New Jersey Defective Product Liability Attorney
The central New Jersey law office of Harold J. Gerr, Attorney at Law represents those who have been injured and families who have lost loved ones in product liability, personal injury and wrongful death accidents. We have been fighting for the rights of the injured for three decades.
For more relating to construction accidents, see: http://www.haroldgerrlaw.com/construction-accidents/
Our product liability and personal injury law firm carefully selects the cases we handle, so that we can provide the highest levels of service and personal attention to each client. We are also happy to provide a second opinion about the strength and value of your case. Contact us online or call our office at 732-537-8570 (toll-free at 1-877-249-4600).