Construction Defect


A defective condition can be the result of faulty design, materials, and/or workmanship. A construction defect includes: “…a failure of the building or home to be constructed in a reasonably workmanlike manner and/or to perform in the manner that is reasonably intended by the buyer.”

Common examples of defective construction may include: Significant cracks in the slab and/or foundation; unevenness in floor slabs caused by abnormal soils movement; leaky roofs and/or windows; moisture problems due to improper drainage and/or waterproofing; faulty or corroded plumbing; faulty framing; over stressed structural members, bowing or slanting of floors and walls; doors and windows that bind and are difficult to open and close; and cabinets or counter tops that are separated from walls or ceilings. (This is not an all-inclusive list.) Any condition in your property which makes it unsuitable for its intended use may be considered a defect. (California Civil Code 896.)

As former counsel to Land Use Services, Bidari Civil Defense is well familiar with Building and Safety and Permit and Planning law and proceedings. As such, this law office bring a wealth of knowledge and access to top rated construction defect expert engineers and inspectors who will help determine the validity and proof of such claims.