Santa Rosa Construction Defect Litigation Attorneys
$100+ Million Recovered For Homeowners
Construction defect law covers a wide variety of problems -- from peeling paint to a house needing to be re-done completely. It also covers code violations, unsafe structures, and poor workmanship. Construction defects can have long-lasting negative effects on your property’s structural stability and aesthetic condition, ultimately devaluing the property and endangering the health and safety of those involved.
What is a Construction Defect?
A construction defect is a deficiency in a building project. The defect or deficiency is caused by a failure to construct the building in a proper manner or if the building does not perform as intended by the buyer.
Below are common categories of construction defects:
- Design defects
- Material defects
- Construction defects
- Subsurface defects
A construction defect can reduce the value of your home and create unnecessary stress in your life. Some defects may be seen immediately while others take years to become apparent after it has caused noticeable damage. Depending on your situation, you might have a case and the party that is responsible should be held accountable. A lawsuit will allow you to seek damages such as costs for repairing the defect or even the loss in value of your property.
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Our experienced attorneys will fight hard to right the wrongs created by leak damage, toxic mold, wood rot, balcony and walkway issues, soil and foundation movement, drainage and ponding water, fire and earthquake safety issues, and many other construction defect problems.
At Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery, our Santa Rosa construction defect lawyers have recovered more than $100 million in construction defect claims for homeowners, community associations, and the owners of commercial buildings. Many of our attorneys have been formally recognized to be among the Best Lawyers in America and they have been acknowledged by their peers to be among those on the Super Lawyers® list in Northern California. Our firm has the highest possible rating by the only national rating service.
Our firm has experience in dealing with a wide variety of construction defects and product failures. Please contact the law firm of Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery at (707) 542-5050 for a free initial consultation.
Construction Defect Matters We Handle
We have an extensive background representing owners of virtually every kind of structure regarding every type of construction defect. We have prosecuted claims against contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, material manufacturers, material suppliers, building inspectors, insurance companies, and virtually every other participant in the construction process.
Construction defects we have successfully litigated against include:
- Condensation damage
- Construction errors
- Decks, balconies, and walkways
- Defective construction
- Defective construction products
- Design errors
- Drainage and ponding water
- Failure to follow plans
- Fire and earthquake safety issues
- Mold damage
- Paint and caulking
- Plumbing and tile
- Soils, subsidence, and foundation movement
- Toxic substances
- Water leak damage
Construction Product Defect Claims
Every residential or commercial structure is a composite of a wide variety of construction products. All of these products have variously expressed and implied warranties. Oftentimes the product manufacturers are economically viable while the original contractors are not.
For example, a roof can be composed of wood shingles, composition shingles, tile, asphalt, and other roofing materials. Exterior walls are technically constructed of wood siding, manufactured siding, wood shingles or shingle panels, manufactured shingle or shingle panels, stucco, masonry, metal, glass, and other materials. Exterior walls also include window products, door products, sheet metal products such as flashing or venting, other waterproofing products such as adhered and non-adhered flashing paper, and other products. Residential and commercial structures typically include plumbing products including certain manufactured pipe products, electrical products, HVAC products, and similar products. Foundations include a variety of concrete products—paint products, stain products, and caulking products are common.
We can help you deal with product defects related to any of these and many other construction materials.
Construction Defect Attorneys for Greater Sonoma County
At Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery, we are aggressive and compassionate advocates for our clients, and we understand the importance of your home. We believe that faulty construction is unacceptable, and we have a proven record of success in solving the problems created by construction defects, having handled virtually every kind of construction defect case. Our experienced attorneys will fight hard to right the wrongs created by leak damage, toxic mold, wood rot, balcony and walkway issues, soil and foundation movement, drainage and ponding water, fire and earthquake safety issues, and many other construction defect problems.
We invite any party with a construction defect issue to contact our construction litigation attorneys for an in-depth consultation. We’re here to help.
Leaking Stucco $9,760,000
Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery secured $9,760,000 on behalf of 72 property owners.
Leaking Subdivision $8,000,000
Our firm attained $8,000,000.00 on behalf of 32 property owners.
Water Damage & Mold $7,500,000
The attorneys at our firm attained $7,500,000 on behalf of the owners of subdivision homes.
Leaking & Mold Contaminated Building $7,500,000
The attorneys at our firm attained $7,500,000 on behalf of Santa Rosa Junior College.
Condensation Damage $5,700,000
Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery attained $5,700,000 for our client.
Fire & Earthquake Safety $4,200,000
Our firm attained $4,200,000 for a condominium homeowners association for fire and earthquake safety issues.
Fire, Earthquake & Noise Safety $4,000,000
Our firm attained a $4,000,000 settlement for a condominium complex.
Water Damage $3,500,000
$3,500,000.00 recovery for condominium homeowners association for water damage to homes.
Leaking Building $3,100,000
$3,100,000 for a leaking commercial building caused by a construction defect.
Water Damage $3,000,000
We obtained $3,000,000 on behalf of a condominium complex.