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Construction Defects: When Your Association Has Drainage Issues

By Burg Simpson
December 21, 2020
2 min read

During the winter months, Colorado soils tend not to be water absorbent, and when ice and snow melt this can cause issues where improper drainage exists. In addition, expansive and collapsible soil conditions in this region make it imperative for condominium and townhouse associations to have well-designed water drainage systems to manage normal moisture runoff within the community. These drainage systems can include things like surface grading, detention or retention ponds, catch basins, underdrains, and French drains. When properly designed and installed, these systems direct water away from foundations and buildings and off asphalt and concrete walks to prevent damage and potential injury within your community.

If your community is experiencing any of the following when snow begins to melt, this means that your drainage system may not be properly designed or constructed:

  • Pooling water in window wells
  • Pooling water in low spots near the foundation
  • Overflowing gutters
  • Water intrusion in basement or crawl spaces
  • Water intrusion in garages
  • Water ponding (and possibly freezing into ice) on asphalt and concrete
  • Premature deterioration of asphalt or concrete
  • Detention ponds overflowing

When your community has drainage issues, we recommend that you have your drainage systems inspected by a professional to determine if it was designed and constructed according to industry standards. If not, we can help you to determine the steps necessary to correct the deficiencies. For more information, give our Construction Defect attorneys a call at (303) 792-5595.

About the Construction Defects Department 

Best Law Firms® and U.S. News & World Report have recognized Burg Simpson’s Construction Defect Department “Metropolitan Tier One,” the highest available ranking, for 2021. The award-winning construction defect attorneys at Burg Simpson have established reputations in the legal industry and have been recognized by their peers, clients, and the community. Burg Simpson’s Construction Defect Department is led by shareholders Craig Nuss and Mari Perczak.

If a construction defect has damaged your home, Burg Simpson’s trial attorneys are here to represent you and protect your legal rights. For a free consultation, call us at (720) 689-1116 or fill out our FREE Case Evaluation Form so we can schedule a time to discuss your legal matter.

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