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3 construction defects to avoid when completing a project

Working in construction is a serious job. You may have known that starting your own construction company in Texas would come with many risks because it is a dangerous profession, and issues with projects can easily arise. Of course, you intended to do your best work and ensure that your clients were satisfied with the projects.

Unfortunately, just like any business, you face the risk of having lawsuits brought against your company if a client is unhappy with the work. You undoubtedly do not want to face such an ordeal, so you do your part to lessen the likelihood of defects or other issues resulting from the work your company performs.

Staying aware of defect issues

When it comes to preventing defects, it is important to know what main types of defects could occur and how you can combat them. Some common construction defects include the following:

  • Material defects: If the materials used to complete a project are damaged or inadequate straight from the manufacturer, a material defect could occur and cause problems to the structure. If you hope to avoid such defects, it is important to use quality materials, even if they are more expensive.
  • Workmanship defects: This type of defect can occur if one has not built the structure correctly or certain parts correctly. Shoddy workmanship can easily cause problems when cutting corners, so having only upstanding workers may prevent workmanship issues.
  • Design defects: Defects in design can result if the construction documents are not well-organized or accurate for the project. Trying to follow a plan with a design defect could cause major issues for the project, so having accurate plans and fixing any errors is vital.

You value your reputation as an upstanding businessperson and do not want anyone to feel as if your company cut corners or caused serious problems with a construction project.

Dealing with claims

Unfortunately, even if you do your best to always provide quality work, there is a chance that a claim could come against your company. Before you start to panic, you may want to remember that you have the right to defend against any claims and can deal with such matters appropriately. Having legal support during this time may help you better understand your options and how you can work to protect the best interests of your company.

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