Construction defects can be a huge headache for homeowners. If you are in the process of buying or selling a home, it is important to be aware of the most common types of construction defects.
Structural defects refer to any defect that is related to the strength and stability of a building. One of the most common structural defects in homes is foundation cracks and movement. Foundation problems can be caused by poor construction, soil movement or even water seepage.
Mold and moisture defects
Mold and moisture defects are some of the most commonly discovered issues during a home inspection. With this type of defect, mold and moisture can enter through cracks or openings in the walls and cause damage to the structure of a home. Mold is not only an aesthetic issue, but it can also lead to health problems for any occupants of the home.
Roofing defects are particularly damaging because they can cause water to enter the home in various ways. Common defects with roofs include improper flashing installation, damaged shingles and missing ventilation.
Plumbing defects can be a common problem in older real estate properties and are often caused by improper installation or faulty pipes. Common plumbing defects range from clogged drains to leaky pipes and plumbing fixtures. You may even find that the water pressure in your home is not what it should be.
Electrical defects can be dangerous if not addressed promptly. Common electrical issues include exposed wiring, improper grounding and overloaded circuits. If you notice any of these problems in your home, contact an electrician immediately.
The key to avoiding these issues is to ensure that the home you are purchasing has been properly inspected and any issues addressed before closing. Additionally, it’s important to have a qualified contractor inspect the property if there is any concern about potential defects or existing problems. If you’re the homeowner, a good contractor can also help you identify any potential issues and help you find a solution