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Material Defects

We demand answers for Construction Defects Caused by Faulty Materials

Construction Material Defect Lawyers

When Material Defects Cause Damage, We're There to Recoup Your Losses

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.

Defective Materials: FAQ

What problems can defective construction materials cause?

All of the materials used in construction are essential to ensuring the safety of everyone working on the project and using or living in the building after it’s completed. Construction materials must be free from defects to preserve the value of the property as well. Defective materials can cause water leaks, electrical problems, structural collapses, or fires. Contractors, builders, and manufacturers who are responsible for creating and using such materials should be held accountable in court for any resulting loss in property value, damage, or injury.

What are construction material defects?

Timber, cement, metal, concrete, clay, electrical wiring, insulation, glass, architectural and decorative hardware, plumbing, drywall, paint, stucco, roofing—these are all types of construction materials that may be used to build or renovate a residential or commercial building. There are many others. Defects occur in substandard materials, materials that are designed improperly, misused, or have been produced/manufactured incorrectly. Material defects can lead to serious property damage and even injury to building occupants.

When should I call an attorney?

If you’re experiencing problems with your home or commercial building and you suspect that substandard building materials were used, you should talk to an attorney as soon as possible. Repairs can be extremely expensive, and you should not have to pay for these. The person or company that designed, manufactured, and/or used the materials may be accountable. An attorney who has experience in this field can help identify the responsible party or parties and can take legal action on your behalf to pay for repairs, lost property value, and more. Every loss and expense should be covered.

Responsibility for Defective Materials

A defective material may be the fault of the manufacturer or 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. However, when a home or commercial building is not suitable for its intended purpose because of substandard or defective materials used in, builders may be guilty of misrepresentation, unfair business practices, or negligence.

Our Houston Construction Material Defect Attorneys Help Clients Recover

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 aggressively represent clients and can help you in litigation or arbitration of a construction material defect claim. Contact a Houston construction defect lawyer today at (888) 493-1629.

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  • $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients Arnold & Itkin reached a record $205,000,000 settlement on behalf of clients after several years of hard-fought litigation. The case settled just before trial was set to begin.
  • $171 Million One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History Arnold & Itkin worked over the course of several years to represent clients in a case that many other law firms turned down. In the end, we were able to obtain a record-setting confidential settlement of $171 million.
  • $117 Million Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History Arnold & Itkin represented a pregnant woman who experienced stomach pain and called Acadian Ambulance. The driver of the ambulance drove the ambulance into the back of a sugar cane truck causing the plaintiff's spine to be severed at T4 and for her ...
  • $116 Million Confidential Settlement Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a massive nine figure settlement on behalf of their clients after several years of hard fought litigation.
  • $110 Million Record Settlement Achieved for Victims of Defective Products Arnold & Itkin obtained a record settlement for individuals harmed by defective, dangerous products. The result exemplifies our commitment to clients and justice for those seriously injured by the conduct of others.
  • $105 Million Record Settlement for Dangerous Product Victims Arnold & Itkin’s legal team helped represent those harmed by dangerous products. We were successful in recovering a $105 million settlement.
  • $97 Million Massive Settlement Secured for Refinery Workers Arnold & Itkin is proud to share that after months of preparation for trial, our firm was able to secure a huge settlement for clients who were injured in a refinery fire. Find out more now.
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