Building or renovating a piece of property can be equal parts exciting and stressful. But, as anyone knows, plenty of issues can arise before, during, and after the construction process. Tiny imperfections are one thing that you might be willing to overlook. But what about major construction mistakes that could cause harm or impact a property’s value? Here’s what you need to know about the responsibilities of construction builders.
What Are Construction Builders Responsible For?
When you hire a construction builder, you trust that they will take over much of the responsibility for your project so that you can focus on other things. Depending on your contract, their roles might vary. But here are the main responsibilities of most construction builders:
1. Project Management
Every construction project has a master schedule that describes all planned activities, including a timeline, materials list, and budget. One of the main responsibilities of a contractor is to deliver their work on time and as described. This requires the consistent management of materials, equipment, workers, and subcontractors.
2. Legal and Regulatory Issues
Contractors have several responsibilities when it comes to legal and regulatory issues. They have to acquire all the necessary licenses and permits before beginning a project as well as cover any taxes and fees due. The entire project must also follow local building codes.
3. Health and Safety Issues
A construction builder must guarantee the health and safety of the workers and subcontractors that work on the project. Beyond that, the building itself must meet certain standards so that there are no future health and safety concerns for the future occupants.
When Construction Builders Fall Short
When a construction builder falls short of their express or implied responsibilities, you may have a legal case. Construction defects claims can pursue damages for things like:
- Poorly installed roofing, windows, plumbing, or other materials
- Inappropriate site selection or preparation
- Toxic mold growth
- Foundation cracking or sinking
- Lack of structural support
- Faulty electrical systems
- Engineering errors that impact structural safety
When these types of defects occur, it’s the duty of the builder to repair any damage and compensate you for other losses, such as the impact the defects had on your quality of life. But not every builder is going to willingly take responsibility for defects. A skilled construction attorney will be able to guide you through the process of holding the responsible party accountable.
Speak to a Knowledgeable Construction Defect Attorney in Nevada or South Carolina
If you don’t believe a construction contractor has lived up to its legal responsibility or have been accused of dropping the ball, we should talk. At The Clarkson Law Group, P.C., we have devoted a significant portion of our practice to construction defect litigation. Our experienced attorney can help you prove or defend a claim and will create an effective strategy to resolve your case as efficiently as possible, whether through negotiation or litigation. We represent clients in Nevada and South Carolina. Please contact us today to schedule an initial consultation.