Construction Defect Attorneys in Houston & Dallas, TX
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If your property suffers from defects caused by the construction company or third-party contractors, an attorney from Grisham & Kendall, PLLC, can likely help you pursue the compensation you need. Call (214) 308-2027 about what our experienced legal team can do for you in this situation.
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The attorneys at Grisham & Kendall, PLLC have represented Houston residents for more than 20 years. We are happy to discuss issues related to construction defects in the Houston and Dallas area. If you would like our construction defect attorneys to review your case at no cost and with no obligation, please call Grisham & Kendall, PLLC at (214) 308-2027 to schedule a call or contact us using the form.
Construction Defect Attorneys in Houston & Dallas, TXChoosing to have a new home or property built, rather than simply purchasing an already existing property, often requires working with contractors, architects, and construction companies to ensure that the job is done right. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that the individuals or companies a person hires for the job will do it well. In fact, construction defects are a common issue that those who choose to have a new property built have to deal with. Construction defects can have a wide range of consequences, from causing you undue hardship to posing financial burdens, but in many situations, it may be possible for individuals dealing with construction defects to pursue legal action against those responsible for the defects. If your new home or property in Dallas suffers from construction defects, the attorneys at Grisham & Kendall, PLLC, know how frustrating it can be to deal with, and we work to help property owners get the compensation they need to fix these problems.
Aggressive With Construction Companies — Compassionate With Home and Business Property OwnersAttorney Robert N. Grisham II has extensive experience representing homeowners and commercial property owners in construction and insurance disputes. Whether through negotiations or trial, he will fight to obtain a full and fair remedy that properly addresses your construction defects. Foundation Cracking or Other Structural Problems? We Will Investigate. Our firm has filed numerous lawsuits and negotiated many settlements for homeowners in cases with damage ranging from the initial, premature cracking of the foundation itself to foundation heaving and settlement, roof buckling and other major structural problems, and even breaks in plumbing and gas lines. Employing a network of qualified resources, we will thoroughly investigate possibilities, including whether: Proper soil testing and building site preparation was performed
- Your foundation was properly designed, with the involvement of a qualified engineer
- Your building site was adversely affected by the builder bringing in fill without properly assessing the impact on the structure of your home
We Keep Up With Current Texas Housing Laws and Insurance TrendsTexas laws governing home construction have evolved substantially in recent years. Many builders provide insurance issued by a home builder warranty company. Our extensive insurance law experience enables us to determine your most likely path for recovering damages. If you want results, we strongly recommend that you contact us as soon as you know that you have a problem.
Types of Construction DefectsThe effects that construction defects can have may vary from relatively mild to fundamentally damaging. Some of the most common construction defects that affect homeowners in Dallas include:
- Foundation/geological problems
- Design defects
- Poor or substandard workmanship
- Defective building materials
Areas We ServePlano, Houston, Dallas, Bedford, Richardson, Frisco, Fort Worth & other parts of Texas. See Also: Construction Litigation & Disputes
Construction Defect Attorney FAQ
The term “construction defect” broadly refers to defects in the design, materials, or workmanship that can affect mechanical systems, building components and structural integrity.
Generally, it is the architect or engineer that is responsible for flaws or defects in the design of a construction project. If the design was correct but the build was done incorrectly, it may be the contractor or builder that is liable.
Building contracts usually contain a “defect liability period” that is usually between 12 to 24 months from completion.
The “defect liability period” from completion of a project typically runs for one year, or 12 months, and the developer is responsible for any defects that occur during that period or are uncovered in that time.
A “maintenance period” is contractually agreed upon period of time that a contractor is legally obligated to remedy any defects in materials and workmanship, running from the completion of the construction project.