Category Archives: Construction Defects & Defective Construction

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Foundation Problems – Blame Global Warming or Your Contractor?

Posted in Construction Claims, Construction Defects & Defective Construction

“You love your home and then it turns on you,” The New York Times reports one homeowner said when he discovered the foundation of his home was cracking, crumbling and moving. Repairing unstable foundations costs homeowners around $4 billion a year and that cost often is not covered by insurance. Frequently, the shifting is the… Continue Reading

New Lead Paint Rules for Renovation of Homes Built Pre-1978

Posted in Construction Defects & Defective Construction, Sick Buildings

On April 21, new lead paint rules applicable to housing and certain child care schools and facilities built prior to 1978 go into effect.  Lead exposure can cause brain damage; exposure prior to age six is especially dangerous. Contractors and owners can find the EPA’s regulations on lead paint in Title 40, Part 745 of… Continue Reading

Defective Pipe Installed by Mississippi Cities and Counties?

Posted in Construction Defects & Defective Construction

State and local governments across the country may have to replace their water systems because of defective PVC pipes, according to a whistle-blower lawsuit filed in California against JM Eagle, one of the worlds largest pipe manufacturers, reports the New York Times. The whistle blower claims that the manufacturer fabricated test results. We will be monitoring… Continue Reading