Construction Law Attorneys in Longmont
Knowledgeable About Colorado Construction Laws
If you are a developer, general contractor, or subcontractor with a claim,
or if you have had a claim asserted against you, it is essential that
you act quickly before your substantive rights are adversely impacted.
Our legal team has experience with every manner of dispute relating to
the construction industry, including:
At Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C., our Longmont construction law
lawyers take great pride in our skills. The law is a complex mechanism
that is constantly evolving, and our attorneys are well-prepared to represent
property owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, material venders,
and equipment providers in all sizes and types of construction projects.
If you would like legal guidance regarding a construction law matter, call
Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. today!
Common Issues in Construction Law
Contractors or construction companies can be held accountable for the following defects:
Mold. Water intrusion can lead to a high moisture content within a building,
which can cause harmful mold growth, wood deterioration, dry rot, and
Faulty drainage. Without a functioning drainage system, floods can occur causing thousands
of dollars worth of damage.
Basement flooding. Inadequately installed drainage or sewer systems can cause major floods
in the lowest level of a home.
Window leaks. Windows that are not properly sealed could let in moisture that can damage
the inside of the building.
Cracks in the foundation or floors. Major cracks indicate a problem with the building’s foundation
and could be a sign of a very expensive problem.
Settling or rising foundations. The foundation supports the entire structure of a building. A defect
could mean that the entire building is in danger of collapse.
Improperly installed electrical systems. Improperly installed electrical systems are a major fire hazard.
Stucco moisture. Stucco should last the life of the home, but if it is not properly installed,
moisture can penetrate tiny cracks and cause the underlying material to
rot and grow toxic mold.
Roof leaks. Roof leaks are the most common problems that can occur and are often
the result of a bad design or workmanship.
Any deficiency in the design or construction of a building that results
in property damage is grounds for a legal claim. Mistakes like failing
to properly lay a building’s foundation, properly insulate or seal,
or install safe wiring can severely affect not only a property’s
value, but the safety of all who reside or conduct business in it. Property
owners should not have to be responsible for the financial burden of repairing
a contractor’s mistakes.
Assisting Small Construction Businesses
Construction projects are made up of many different phases and involve
many different trades. Most construction companies are small businesses
that specialize in a single trade and only work on a single phase of an
entire project. These companies must work closely with other construction
companies to ensure that the project is constructed timely and in a workmanlike
manner. If a single company fails in its construction phase, the entire
project can be jeopardized, often resulting in legal action against all
of the companies involved in the project. Generally, even when a lawsuit
is initiated, the construction must continue.
As a small business, your construction company should be focused on day-to-day
operations and being the best in your trade, not meeting court deadlines
and pleading legal arguments. We can take charge of the legal issues your
construction company faces. From drafting contracts and filing mechanic's
liens to handling complex construction litigation, our construction attorneys
are experienced in protecting the legal rights of small construction businesses
just like yours.
Safeguarding You from Potential Financial Losses
Our Longmont construction lawyers maintain relationships with specifically
focused and litigation tested experts to help build your case. If your
case concerns a poor roofing job, a new garage that doesn't meet specifications,
or a foundation sinking into the earth below, don't sit back and wait
for the problem to solve itself.
Ready to discuss your construction law matter?
Give us a call today.