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Common Plumbing Problems on Completed Construction Projects Part 2

Every construction element, from roofs to concrete foundations to plumbing, must be executed flawlessly in order to mitigate construction defects. Seemingly small issues, such as burgeoning mold growth, can lead to hazardous conditions and personal injury lawsuits — a contractor’s worst nightmare. We are picking up where we left off in part one by discussing […]

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Florida’s Shifting Statute of Repose Laws

A decade may seem like a long time, but it may not be long enough for Florida contractors to avoid liability for latent construction defects. In this brief article, a Ft. Myers construction defect attorney will be discussing the nuances of recent changes to the Florida statute of repose laws. If you are ever forced […]

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Understanding and Preventing Construction Defects Part 2

A construction defect can spell doom for structures and the companies that build them. A construction defect can result in lawsuits and bankruptcy for even the most steadfast of construction firms. That is why every precaution must be taken to mitigate the factors that can lead to a defect in construction whether it be a […]

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Understanding and Preventing Construction Defects Part 1

A general contractor can be surprised by a construction defect claim years after work on a project has been completed, leaving them with few ways to defend themselves against accusations and lawsuits. For this reason, it’s important to familiarize yourself with all aspects of construction defects and relevant laws. Fortunately, you’re not alone in this […]

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Defects in Steel-Reinforced Concrete Bridges

Transportation systems are crucial for our economy and the general well-being of our society. Unfortunately, our infrastructure is aging and deteriorating. In fact, according to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the estimated cost to repair or replace our nation’s highway bridges exceeds $100 billion dollars. Contractors, engineers, and construction firms are tasked with addressing these […]

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How to Deal with a Difficult Subcontractor Part 2

A difficult subcontractor can delay work, refuse to cooperate, and cause serious defects on a construction project. Anticipating and mitigating the damage caused by a difficult subcontractor can be the difference between a project finishing on time or behind and over budget. In part one of this two-part article, a Ft. Myers construction defect attorney […]

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Construction Defects: Landscape and Soil Defects

If a construction defect is found, it can severely impact a contractor’s business. Any condition that reduces a home or building’s value could be considered a defect. Depending on the project site’s soil profile, Florida’s sandy soil can be difficult to build on and may be prone to defects if the proper measures aren’t taken. […]

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Construction Defects: 4 Causes of Foundation Failure

Because Florida’s water table is generally close to the surface, there is often a seasonal deluge of rain, and sand is a common soil type, defects in concrete slabs can occur. Whether you’re working on a site with an existing foundation or laying a new foundation, it’s important to know what can go wrong. Construction […]

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Who is Liable for Construction Defects? Part 2

Construction defects are frustrating for every party involved in a construction project. Typically, when a construction defect arises, contractors and owners start pointing fingers. After all, construction defects can greatly increase costs and throw a project off its course. When construction defects reveal themselves later on, sometimes even years after construction has wrapped up, the […]

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Who is Liable for Construction Defects? Part 1

When it comes to construction defects, diagnosing the defect is oftentimes much simpler than figuring out who is responsible for it in the first place. Some defects reveal themselves during construction, while others could take years to discover. Since construction defects include a wide range of issues — from unstable or cracked foundations to poor […]

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