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Expansive & Collapsing Soil Attorneys in Denver

Soil-Related Construction Defects Lawyers Serving Denver & All of Colorado

Our Denver Metro construction defect lawyers have represented thousands of homeowners in lawsuits seeking compensation for damage caused by:

  • Collapsing soils
  • Expansive soils (wetted soils that exert thousands of pounds of pressure)
  • Rock falls
  • Landslides
  • Flooding
  • Soil erosion
  • Mud slides
  • Leaking irrigation ditches

Soil Types

Depending on the type of soil where your house was built, you could face different issues. Collapsible soils are sediments that can quickly settle – or collapse – the ground. These sudden settlements can damage foundations, sidewalks, and even roads. Hydrocompactive soil is a type of collapsible soil characterized by low density and low moisture contents, which means the grains in the dry soil are not packed tightly together. When water is introduced to hydrocompactive soil, it shifts and settles dramatically, leading to collapses.

Another kind of collapsible soil is dispersive soil, which is dislodged quickly in running water. It is highly vulnerable to erosion and can readily break down into its basic components of sand, silt, and clay.

Expansive soils can also threaten buildings. These types of sediments are classified as soil and rock that contains clay and expands by as much as 10 percent when wet, and then shrinks again once it dries out. However, expansive soils move with such force when their water content increases that they can lift foundations and cause significant structural damage.

Contact the Construction Defect Lawyers at Burg Simpson

We always advise homeowner associations and individual homeowners to attempt to work out problems with builders and developers first. However, after you have exhausted every other reasonable avenue to get them to correct the problem, Burg Simpson will provide legal assistance. Our construction defect attorneys strongly encourages the use of settlements involving roundtable meetings of construction experts to develop a repair plan to be funded by those responsible for creating the issues. Homeowner associations and homeowners must be careful not to rush prematurely into agreeing to a plan for repairs that merely provides a Band-Aid solution following an inadequate investigation that will come back to haunt the owners years later.

Call us at (866) 649-8734 or fill out our free case evaluation form to discuss your concerns related to soil erosion, slope instability, and other soil-related construction defects with Burg Simpson today.

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