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Construction Flaws

Fort Lauderdale Commercial Real Estate Law Firm for Disputes Involving Construction Defects

Construction flaws can result from a variety of different issues, and it will not always be immediately clear what – or who – is to blame. As a result, resolving disputes related to construction flaws requires in-depth knowledge of the materials, engineering and legal issues at hand.

Saavedra-Goodwin is a Fort Lauderdale commercial real estate law firm that represents clients in disputes related to construction flaws. Our attorneys have decades of experience in settlement negotiations, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings and litigation, and they are intimately familiar with the unique and complex issues at play in disputes involving construction defects. Whether your company is facing liability or you need to seek damages for negligent design, engineering or construction, we can help you achieve a favorable result in a cost-effective manner.

Common Issues in Construction Defect Disputes and Litigation

The term “construction defect” encompasses various different types of flaws arising both prior to and during the construction process. This includes flaws such as:

  • Design Flaws – Flaws in the architectural design of a building can lead to structural and other issues that present risks for water intrusion, instability, injuries and other liabilities.  
  • Engineering Flaws – Engineering flaws can likewise result in the construction of unsafe structures, and these flaws may not be apparent until something goes wrong.
  • Subsurface and Foundation Flaws – Flaws in subsurface preparation and the pouring of foundations can lead to major issues that are extremely expensive to rectify.
  • Construction Defects – Errors during construction can make even well-designed and well-engineered buildings unsuited for use or unsafe for occupancy.
  • Product Defects – Likewise, the use of defective materials during construction can render properly designed, engineered and constructed buildings unfit for use.

These issues can impact virtually all aspects of a construction project, and they can do so at all phases of the construction process. Our practice encompasses the representation of plaintiffs and defendants in disputes involving:

  • Expansive soils, poor drainage and other foundation issues
  • Electrical, plumbing and mechanical flaws
  • Water intrusion
  • Inadequate insulation and moisture protection
  • Door and window flaws
  • Roof flaws
  • Issues with stucco, masonry, and other exterior finishes
  • Issues with interior finishes
  • Issues with garages, balconies, decks and patios
  • Building code violations, safety risks and other issues

We represent clients in negotiations, ADR and litigation involving commercial and industrial properties, entertainment venues, public works, apartment buildings, condominiums, and single-family residences. Our attorneys are skilled at handling all aspects of construction litigation, and we work diligently to resolve our clients’ disputes as efficiently as possible. If you believe you may have a construction defect claim, or if your company is facing liability in relation to an alleged construction flaw, we encourage you to contact us to discuss your case in confidence.

Speak with an Attorney at Our Fort Lauderdale Commercial Real Estate Law Firm Today

For more information about our firm’s construction defect practice, please call 954-767-6333 or contact us online. With offices in Fort Lauderdale and Celebration, we represent clients throughout the State of Florida.