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Attempts to prevent landslides must be vetted carefully

Landslides are a risk for many homes in California, but most people aren't going to avoid homes where this is possible. There are some ways that you can protect your home, so speak to a professional about what options are present for your home. They should be able to give you an idea of how effective certain things that will be.

Water in the basement is a sign of a serious issue

Homes built with basements have some risks that other types of homes don't have. One of these is water leaks. These are problematic because they can signal very serious problems. In some cases, you won't know that there are any issues until you start to see puddles on the floor. If the basement is finished, this can cause damage.

Construction lawsuits can sometimes resolve problems

Construction problems are to be expected in many cases. Reputable and experienced contractors will plan for these issues. It is imperative that anyone who is going to have a project done finds out what kinds of delays, if any, the contractor has planned for. Even if this isn't discussed in the contract, you can ask about it when you are discussing the project's specifications and terms.

You deserve to have your structure finished on time

We recently discussed construction delays and how they impact your project end date. The issue that often comes up in these cases is that you will have to scramble to adjust the move-in plans that you had. This can put you in a difficult spot, whether you are having a home or a business built, there might be other factors that you can't adjust easily.

Common construction delays contractors must plan for

When a contractor puts a bid on a project, there is usually a time frame included for completing it. The person who hires the contractor is counting on the project to be done on time. Whether the structure is for your personal use or your business, there isn't any reason why you should have to wait to be able to use it. Contractors should plan ahead to include a time cushion just in case something happens that delays the project a bit. Trying to wait until the deadline to get things done is flirting with disaster.

Roofing defects must be addressed immediately

You count on your home's roof to keep the contents dry when it rains. When this doesn't happen, either the roof is old and needs to be replaced or there are defects in it. If the roof was recently put on and it is leaking, it is time to find out why. Ideally, you will be able to get this done before the rains begin again because there is a lot of damage that can be done to the structure, as well as the things in the home or office.

Urgency is present in construction defect cases

We recently discussed some points you need to know about alternative dispute resolution that might come in handy if you have to take action because your construction project isn't being handled in the proper way. There are times when you do have to seek legal recourse; however, there is sometimes a chance that you can get things hashed out without having to do this.

Arbitration is commonly used for construction disputes

Some construction contracts have clauses in them that make it mandatory for disputes to go through the arbitration process. This is an alternative dispute resolution method that keeps cases out of court. When this is in the contract, there isn't a very good chance that you would be able to work around it. Understanding some of the basic points about this process might help you know what you are going to need to do to get your dispute resolved.

Determine how to deal with unscrupulous contractors

Contractors will usually do the job you pay them to do without any issues. Every now and then, you might run into one who doesn't do a good job or who won't stand behind their work. When this happens, you might end up having to take legal action to be compensated for the damages. We are here to help you when this is necessary.

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