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Iowa Construction Law Attorneys

Construction defects and delays

When you become the object of a construction defect claim, you need the skills of an experienced advocate to vigorously represent you. Construction defect claims can be made with regard to almost any home or commercial construction. These claims can result in serious financial losses and are best handled by experienced construction defect and delay attorneys. Examples of construction defect claims include mold in woodworking, improperly placed or defective grain bins or elevators, leaks in plumbing, toxins in the soil, or gaseous emissions. The attorneys of the Patterson Law Firm are well-versed in building codes and regulations such as Federal OSHA standards.  They will guide you every step of the way through the complex legal process.

Most important, the Patterson Law Firm’s attorneys know which experts to hire regarding a construction defect claim. Expert testimony is a crucial element of a construction defect case. Our attorneys have a cadre of experts at their disposal and know the best experts to hire for your unique case.

Construction defects can include claims about many issues including poor workmanship or the use of inferior materials.  Typical claims include such matters as:

  • Soil subsidence
  • Defective roofs or windows
  • Crawl space ventilation
  • Mold
  • Gaseous emissions
  • Toxins in soil
  • Stucco, siding, and envelope problems
  • Improper soil analysis and preparation
  • Site selection and planning
  • Civil and structural engineering
  • Negligent construction
  • Defective building materials

Defects that are obvious may be called "patent." Hidden defects that do not become apparent until years after the completion of construction may be called "latent."  Recoverable damages can be significant, including damages for any personal injuries that might arise out of the defect. Speak to a lawyer at the Patterson Firm as soon as possible to minimize potential damages.

Construction delay claims can also result in monetary and other damages. The Patterson Law Firm is an experienced advocate in construction delay cases.

Contact the Des Moines Patterson Law Firm to discuss your Iowa construction defect or construction delay matters.