Skilled Assistance With Construction Defect Claims

While some defects are obvious upon inspection, others are not, and they don't become apparent until years after the house was built. Unfortunately, many homeowners don't find the defects until they are ready to sell their houses, at which point the damage lowers the value of the home.

Fixing a defect is often very expensive — and it's not fair that you should have to pay for it when it was someone else's fault. So what can you do?

You can turn to the Law Office of Jason S. Stevens, LLC, in Charleston. We are a trial-ready law firm that will invest the full amount of time and effort into your case that you deserve. When you want personal, attentive assistance coupled with an intimate understanding of construction defect law, we're here for you.

What Counts As A Construction Defect?

A construction defect refers to a condition in your home that reduces the value of the house. The most common types of defects include:

  • Mold
  • Plumbing leaks and water damage
  • Faulty drainage
  • Dry rot
  • Malfunctioning electrical systems
  • Problems with landscaping and soil
  • Heating issues
  • Structural failure
  • Cracks in the floor, foundation, roof, etc.

What Causes These Defects?

Construction defects are often caused by:

  • Poor workmanship or negligent construction
  • Use of poor-quality materials and/or equipment
  • Civil and structural engineering mistakes
  • Improper site selection and planning
  • Improper soil analysis and/or preparation

Typically, such defects are the fault of the contractors, subcontractors, builders, engineers, architects or suppliers who were involved in building the home. A case is built between the homeowners and the party (or parties) at fault. The goal is to require those responsible for the damage to remedy the problem. That's where we come in. We have the trial skill necessary to go the distance on your behalf.

How We Can Help Make Things Right

Filing a construction defect claim is the first step to recovering the value of your home and receiving the money you need to fix the damage. However, this is no easy feat.

In order to build a solid case, you need images of the evidence, along with inspections to confirm the damage and the circumstances that caused the defects. Plus, when you are making a claim against builders, contractors and developers (along with their insurance companies) you can quickly get in over your head.

Remember that the insurance companies involved already have large teams of attorneys on their side, ready to fight against you. You need an equally skilled advocate on your side.

As a former insurance defense lawyer, Jason S. Stevens knows how to counter insurance company tactics and help you pursue maximum compensation. He and the rest of our team will work with you to gather evidence, call in experts for inspection and build a strong case against those at fault.

Call 24/7 To Set Up A Free Consultation

Call the Law Office of Jason S. Stevens, LLC, at 843-410-3953 or contact us online to arrange a free initial consultation. From our Charleston office, we represent homeowners and other clients across South Carolina.