Construction Defects

Construction Defect Attorneys in Colorado

Defects in new construction or remodels can cost property owners or homeowners' associations a great deal of money and create multiple legal difficulties. Construction defects can substantially reduce the value of the home. A construction defect is a condition in a home that fails to perform its intended function or does not conform to applicable building codes.

Common types of construction defects include:

  • Mold
  • Faulty drainage
  • Basement flooding
  • Window leaks
  • Cracks in the foundation or floors
  • Settling or rising foundations
  • Improperly installed electrical systems
  • Stucco moisture
  • Roof leaks

We Have Solid Construction Defect Experience

Construction laws can be very complex and generally involve several different parties. Our Colorado construction defect attorneys at Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. have substantial experience both prosecuting for and defending clients against claims for construction and housing defects. Usually the matter will involve compliance with the mandatory procedures of the CDARA, Construction Defect Action Reform Act, various Statutes of Limitations, and possibly the Colorado Trust Fund Statute. Often the matter will involve actions against insurers in one capacity or another.

The Best Tips & Advice Possible

When you see evidence of any construction defect, call our firm to have it analyzed immediately. Construction defects are usually common law warranty issues which have a six-year statute of repose, but dangerous recent case law holds that a two-year statute of limitations begins to run at the very first sign of a defect no matter how insignificant.

Usually, in just a few minutes, we can make recommendations on the steps necessary to make sure that the issue is appropriately addressed. We maintain a staff of well-respected experts in all construction disciplines, who are trial hardened and who will efficiently and accurately analyze your problem and render rock solid opinions of the causes and cures for even the most complicated mis-construction.

In Trouble? Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. Can Still Help.

Over the years we have developed a cadre of experts in all areas of construction ready to review and opine on the most efficient fixes or indicators of other's malfeasance. We have developed techniques and standardized systems of case management and client advise for the most efficient and effective litigation possible. We have skilled associate and paralegal staff with actual building experience, not just book experience.

Don't Trust the Seller of a Home - Get Professional Inspections Completed

Over the years, we have sued lots of so called professional inspectors who have left our clients hanging on a home purchase. Many have been franchise operations, some have had impressive certifications, while others claim to be professional engineers. We are always happy to refer you to certified inspectors we have learned to trust and who understand that our referrals need to be held to the highest standards. Amazingly, recent Colorado appellate case law holds that sellers under the standard Colorado real estate contract are not responsible in tort for fraud conducted during the inspection period. Let us help you avoid the pitfalls and traps set up by unscrupulous sellers and contractors. Our experienced attorneys can help you determine which problems are minimal and which are pending disasters.

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Great attorney. Gerald Jorgensen explained the situation and my legal options and obligations in clear, easy-to-understand language. His process made it easy to get the right settlement. I was really satisfied with the results. With Mr. Jorgenson, the client always comes first!

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