Construction Defect

For over 20 years, attorneys with Wolf Rifkin Shapiro Schulman & Rabkin, LLP have guided property owners victimized by defective construction through the maze of construction defect litigation. Whether it is geotechnical problems or design, material, or construction deficiencies, unsuspecting owners who experience building defects suffer financial injury.

From owners of commercial buildings to homeowners associations (HOAs), our clients turn to us with concerns about construction defects because of our knowledge and our experience in the construction defect area, and our vigorous and relentless efforts to have problems corrected by the recovery of sufficient funds to pay for necessary repairs and litigation costs.

In the investigation and analysis stage, our experienced attorneys team with experts to evaluate the complexity of a construction defect, and to ensure that less visible defects are identified and the risks evaluated. Our experience and reputation within the construction defect law field allow us to provide clients with innovative strategies to minimize further loss and to solve problems quickly and fairly. Our numerous successful construction defect recoveries have rebuilt homes, communities and brought peace of mind to clients whose financial security had been jeopardized.

Our experience in resolving construction defects covers a broad spectrum of building problems including:

  • Concrete Cracking
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Leaking Windows
  • Mold
  • Peeling Paint
  • Plumbing Malfunctions and Defects
  • Roof Systems Prone to Leaks
  • Termite or Other Pest Infestations
  • Water Intrusion

Many of these building defects may arise from a variety of sources such as:

  • Building Code Violation
  • Design Errors
  • Improper Subsurface Preparation
  • Negligent Balcony/Deck Construction
  • Omitted Firestopping
  • Poor Site Preparation
  • Slope Instability
  • Stucco and Drywall Separations

Our expertise enables us to handle a construction defect claim and after recovery, assist our client in retaining design construction professionals to effectuate repairs.