Defective Construction Materials
Defective construction materials can result in the premature failure of structural and other components, leading to direct and indirect property damages as a result. When builders use substandard materials in the construction of a home or commercial property, they expose property owners to the risk of premature failure of the structure or its components. Roofs that leak, windows that leak, paints and sealants that don't hold up to the weather, fixtures that corrode and rust- all are signs that inferior building materials may have been used in construction.
Material defects can lead to other problems as well. When roofing material fails, it allows water intrusion into a structure that can result in damage to walls, flooring, and other parts of a structure. Structural materials play a huge role in the safety and longevity of a structure. When substandard or defective structural materials are employed in construction, damage can spread to all parts of a structure and the safety of a structure may even be in question.
Responsibility for Defective Materials
A defective material may be the fault of the manufacturer or it may be the result of a conscious decision on the part of a designer or builder. Efforts to reduce construction cost can lead to the use of substandard and potentially defective construction materials with damaging consequences. Defective materials cases can be difficult to prove.
But when a home or commercial building isn't suitable for its intended purpose because of substandard or defective materials used in, builders may be guilty of misrepresentation, unfair business practices, or negligence.
Construction Defect Attorney Serving Houston, Texas
If you have suffered a serious financial loss due to property damage from a construction material defect, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your loss. You should contact a Houston business litigation attorney to learn more about your options. The attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP aggressively represent clients and can help you in litigation or arbitration of construction material defect claims. Contact a Houston construction defect lawyer today.