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Winter Haven Construction Defects Lawyer

Construction work occurs regularly in Winter Haven and throughout Florida. Indeed, Florida accounts for some of the highest rates of new residential and commercial construction in the country, and property owners and developers in the state make Florida the second-highest spending state in the country on building permits and new construction. According to data from Construction Coverage, approximately $37 billion was spent on construction work in Florida in 2020 alone. When a new construction project arises, a variety of parties are involved, from property owners to developers to general contractors and subcontractors. Parties such as architects, construction workers, and laborers also play important roles in different types of construction projects.

While all parties involved in a construction project benefit when the process goes smoothly, issues like delays and building problems can arise. When there is a defect in the final structure or other aspect of the construction project, a construction defect claim can be filed. Whether you have received a notice of claim and need assistance with your defense or you need to file a claim due to a defect in your property, an attorney at the Ruel Law Firm can assist you. Contact our experienced Winter Haven construction defects lawyer for more information.

What is a Construction Defect in Winter Haven?

What is a construction defect, and when can a construction defect claim arise? Construction defect claims are largely governed by the Florida Statutes. Florida law defines a construction defect as “a deficiency in, or a deficiency arising out of, the design, specifications, surveying, planning, supervision, observation of construction, or construction, repair, alteration, or remodeling of real property” that results from one of the following cited in the statute:

  • Defective material, products, or components used in the construction or remodeling
  • Violation of the applicable codes in effect at the time of construction or remodeling which gives rise to a cause of action
  • Failure of the design of real property to meet the applicable professional standards of care at the time of governmental approval
  • Failure to construct or remodel real property in accordance with accepted trade standards for good and workmanlike construction at the time of the construction

Common Issues in Winter Haven Construction Defect Claims

There are many kinds of issues in new builds or remodels that may signal the existence of a construction defect. The following are some examples:

  • Water leaks, including leaks in the roof, doors, or windows
  • Cracking stucco or concrete
  • Cracking drywall
  • Drainage problems on the property
  • Presence of mold
  • Doors or windows getting stuck
  • Full or partial collapse on part of the property
  • Electrical problems
  • Water ponding, or the accumulation of water on surfaces that are supposed to be flat like decks, driveways, or balconies
  • Problems with the plumbing

Contact the Ruel Law Firm Today

Construction defect claims in Florida can be extremely complex, but an attorney with experience handling these types of claims can work with you on your case. An attorney at the Ruel Law Firm can evaluate your case and answer any questions you have. Contact our experienced Winter Haven construction defects lawyer today to learn more about how we can assist you.

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