Colorado’s terrain presents significant challenges to builders and developers. Volatile soils and unstable sloping lands can create issues that must be properly addressed before building. Generally though, the potential problems are foreseeable, and builders have well-accepted techniques available to address these matters. When designers and builders do not do their jobs properly, however, homeowners may suffer the consequences with cracked foundations and other building problems.
Burg Simpson is a leading construction defect litigation law firm. Our attorneys have represented thousands of Colorado homeowners in lawsuits seeking compensation for damage caused by:
• Collapsing soils (soils that collapse when wet)
• Expansive soils (wetted soils that exert thousands of pounds of pressure)
• Soil erosion
• Mud slides
• Leaking irrigation ditches
Fill out the form on the right to schedule a free, confidential consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. We handle most construction defect matters on a contingency basis. Until we secure financial compensation for you, we receive no attorneys’ fees.
Protecting the Rights of Colorado Homeowners
When a home is built, it sits in the middle of nature. The developers must account for surrounding environmental issues; the law gives homeowners protections when developers are negligent in this regard. As a homeowner you are entitled to adequate, timely, and full disclosure of the risks associated with the underlying soils and slopes. You are also entitled to disclosure of the various construction techniques employed (or that could have been employed) to deal with these conditions.
If you have not been fully informed of these terrain challenges, or if your builder failed to take the standard precautions to address the underlying geologic hazards, we can help you. We work effectively to protect the rights and interests of Colorado homeowners.
We always advise homeowner associations and individual homeowners to attempt to work out problems with builders and developers first. But after you have exhausted every other reasonable avenue to get them to fix the problem, our law firm can step in and provide assistance. Our law firm strongly encourages the use of “Plan B” settlements involving roundtable meetings of construction experts in an effort to develop a reasonable repair plan to be funded by those responsible for creating the problems. Homeowner associations and homeowners must be careful, however, not to rush prematurely into agreeing to a “Plan B” repair that merely provides “band-aid” repairs following inadequate investigation that will come back to haunt the owners years later.
Fill out the form or call us today to discuss your concerns related to soil erosion, slope instability, and any other construction defect with an experienced attorney.
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