A foundation defect can lead to catastrophic damage to your building or home if it isn't fixed. Leaks in the foundation can cause flooding in lower levels or slow seepage that causes rotting and mold. Cracks in foundations create faulty substructures that could be unsafe during certain events or lead to eventual problems with the building above. A construction defect claim for poor foundation work can help you recover potential losses or ensure a foundation is repaired at no cost to you, but how do you know whether or not your foundation has issues?
If the very ground under your building causes a problem, it might seem like you are stuck with the damage. Depending on the actual cause of the damage to your building or home, however, you might be able to recover losses from the construction company.