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Based on California Law, What Are Construction Defects?

Construction defects can lead to disputes between homeowners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, engineers, architects and other parties as far as determining who is responsible and liable for damages. Construction defect attorneys in Northern California can help you resolve disputes. Most disputes resolve outside of court through mediation or a negotiated settlement.

California Code - Title 7: Requirements for Actions for Construction Defects (895. - 945.5.) defines construction defects along with related terms and outlines what defects are actionable. Based on this law, parties who may be liable for construction defects include:

  • Builders
  • General contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Material suppliers
  • Individual product manufacturers
  • Design professionals

Types of defects that the California Code addressses include deficiencies arising in these broad areas:

  • Residential construction
  • Design
  • Specifications
  • Surveying
  • Planning
  • Supervision testing
  • Observation of construction

The possiblites for defects are too numerous to name but, to give you an idea, they may involve water issues and various failures to waterproof, foundation problems, soil issues, sewer, plumbing and electrical problems, along with heating and air conditioning defects. Failure to comply with fire protection codes is also a major construction defect area.

Stockton construction defects attorneys can address your concerns with the other party through mediation and help you arrive at a settlement that can be adhered to and resolves the issues and damages.

Quinn & Kronlund, LLC handles construction defects and other types of disputes throughout California, using mediation and arbitration to achieve favorable outcomes.

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