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Cheap construction materials could lead to injuries

| May 26, 2021 | Construction Law |

Moving into a brand new home is a feeling like no other. You don’t have to worry about finding anything weird or creepy up in the attic, and there won’t be filth or germs left behind by previous occupants. You have a blank slate in which to create your ideal family home.

Most of the time, new construction is a great investment. You can live there for years and then resell it for more than you paid for it if the local real estate market remains stable. Unfortunately, some people learn after they move in that the professionals they hired cut corners when it came to construction materials.

Not only could shoddy construction involving subpar materials decrease the resale value of your home, but it could also put you at risk of getting hurt.

Thin drywall and weak framing boards could endanger homeowners

Imagine trying to hang an antique mirror in your entranceway, carefully using multiple anchors to safely distributes the weight of the mirror. Unfortunately, because the drywall is only a quarter-inch thick and therefore not very strong, the mirror pulled those anchors right back out of the wall and smashed your toes, breaking one of them.

Cheap building materials can lead to issues with the property that make it less attractive and also less safe. Mediocre or warped lumber, thin drywall and cut-rate paint or insulation could all affect the safety, habitability and fair market value of your home.

Those living in a home where the quality does not match what they paid for during construction may need to pursue a legal claim against the construction company involved that produced a home of questionable quality.