If everything looks fine, can there still be construction defects?

If everything looks fine, can there still be construction defects?

April 24 2020


Yes. Construction defects can either be readily discoverable by inspection or latent. Most of the litigation arising from construction defects are based on apparent defects. Latent defects are concealed flaws not apparent by reasonable inspection and are usually uncovered by investigation or years after completion of construction. Examples of latent defects include damaged pipes in walls, dampness behind a cabinet, etc. It is important to contact your attorney immediately you discover any. This is due to the time-sensitive nature of those cases.