All Construction Defects
We will represent your community association in a claim for all construction defects, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Cracked flatwork, including foundations, streets, walkways
- Cracked or crumbling stucco
- Deficient siding
- Leaking and unsafe balconies
- Unsafe stairways
- Sloppy brickwork
- Leaking windows and doors
- Poor finish carpentry, including flooring, cabinets, and trim
- Substandard electrical wiring and plumbing
- Leaking roofs
- Deficient roof gutters
- Eroding soil and collapsing retaining walls
- Deficient landscaping
- Substandard materials
- Abandoned and unfinished work
Your Community’s Benefits
We will give your community association all of the following benefits:
- There are no upfront fees or expenses.
- Our fees and expenses will be paid out of any settlement with the builder.
- In the unlikely event that there is no settlement, your association is not obligated for any fees or costs.
- If you allow the builder to make repairs, then we will obtain our fees and expenses from the builder.
The Best Consultants Perform a Thorough Investigation
As a primary step of our investigation of your association’s construction defects, we will retain the best independent forensic engineers, architects, and contractor consultants. The forensic construction consultants will perform a thorough inspection of your community’s components.
The Claim Process
We will take the following primary steps for your association.
1. We will have your association’s components thoroughly inspected by an independent forensic construction consultant.
The builder of the development may also perform an inspection.
2. We will deliver a formal claim on your association’s behalf to the builder in order to stop the statutes of limitations from expiring.
The statutes of limitations must be stopped before they expire in order to preserve the Association’s right to successfully make a claim. In general, unless a claim is delivered before the statutes of limitations expire, a court will dismiss the claim, no matter how severe the construction defects. The primary statute of limitations for a particular component is ten years after (a) the builder recorded a “notice of completion” with the county recorder or (b) a majority of your association’s board of directors was initially non-builder board members, whichever is later.
3. We will obtain the builder’s insurance coverage and construction documents.
4. We will present to the builder an inspection report that lists and describes the construction defects and includes a repair cost estimate.
5. We will obtain a written response from the builder, which may include an offer to pay the repair costs or to make repairs.
6. We will hold a meeting among the parties’ forensic construction consultants in order to attempt to reach agreement on the extent, scope, repair method, and repair cost of the construction defects.
7. We will hold mediation sessions among the parties to reach agreement regarding the builder repairing, or paying a monetary settlement for repair of, the construction defects.
8. We will have the builder either repair the defects or pay the association the repair costs.
Our Construction Defect Claim Experience
Our attorneys have a combined experience of more than sixty-two years representing associations in construction defect claims.
We have obtained over $300,000,000.00 in construction defect recoveries.
We have represented associations in jury trials.
We have settled over 97% of claims without trial.
Your Association’s Grime Law Advantage
With our method, track record, and utilization of the best independent forensic construction consultants, we will take the steps specifically designed to discover and resolve all construction defects so that we can cost effectively, without delay, professionally handle your association’s claim.
We typically resolve construction defect claims within eighteen months.
We pride ourselves on our service and commitment.
We hope that we may be of service to your community association.