What is a construction defect?
“Construction defect” is a term used when identifying areas where contractors have failed to comply with approved plans, specifications, applicable codes and/or manufacturer’s installation instructions and/or complying with industry standards. Construction defects are usually identified as a result of damage to property due to the contractors’ failure to properly construct the structure. Also included in construction defects is the improper plating and compaction of soils that results in soil movement. The soil movement may result in landslides or damage to structures that sit on top of the soil itself.