Construction Defects

Defective Building Materials – Denver Construction Defect Attorneys

Builders and developers are always looking for cheaper building materials that can do the same job as the materials they have been using for years. Using different, less expensive, materials saves builders and homeowners’ money. However, if new building products are rushed to the market without adequate laboratory analysis, field testing, and/or quality control, then homeowners end up paying the price.

Burg Simpson attorney at law is a leading construction defect litigation law firm. Four of our attorneys are AV® Peer Review Rated,* and all of our attorneys have extensive experience handling a variety of construction cases related to building material defects.

Our construction defect attorneys are results-oriented. We’re focused on getting the results you need in a cost-effective, efficient manner. Our goal is always to ensure that you have the home you were promised, as soon as possible.

Accordingly, we encourage homeowner associations and individual homeowners to try and work out problems with builders and developers first. But if you’ve exhausted your options, and the responsible parties refuse to fix the problem, our law firm can step in and provide assistance. If you need help working with your builder or developer, contact the construction defect law firm of Burg Simpson by filling out a Free Case Evaluation form right now.

We’ve represented many homeowner associations and thousands of individual homeowners in lawsuits seeking compensation for building material defects and product failures such as:

  • Leaking and prematurely deteriorating roofs.
  • Defective shingles.
  • Defective plumbing.
  • Leaking windows and doors.
  • Degraded or rotted flooring.
  • Siding and exterior surface system failures.
  • Real and synthetic (EIFS) stucco installation problems.
  • Water intrusion from a variety of sources.

Building material defects can be traced to a lack of testing, errors in the manufacturing process, improper construction methods or application, or a failure to properly consider the interaction of the components and materials with the environment. Regardless of the source of the product failure, we have the experience and resources necessary to effectively handle any claim related to defective building materials. Call the Denver construction defect attorneys at Burg Simpson at 303-792-5595 so we can go over your case details with you.

Colorado’s judges and politicians have been arguing about construction defects for years. One of the more significant changes has been a well-funded effort to chip away at homeowners’ rights. The most dramatic of which has been to cut the statute of limitations on construction defects claims to two years. The clock starts running “after the claim for relief arises”, which is defined as when a homeowner discovers (or should have discovered) a construction defect in their home.

These cases can take months to negotiate – and possibly even years to litigate. So it’s important to act quickly. Our construction defect attorneys have years of experience dealing with these cases. We’ve worked with developers, builders, and building material manufacturers. If you’ve noticed what you think might be defective materials in your home, call one of Burg Simpson’s Colorado construction defect lawyers before it’s too late at 303-500-5995.

We strongly recommend the use of “Plan B” settlement discussions. These discussions involve roundtable meetings of construction experts in an effort to develop a reasonable repair plan to be funded by those responsible for the construction problems.

Homeowner associations and homeowners must be careful, however, that the “Plan B” process is not misused to make Band-Aid repairs following inadequate investigation that will come back to haunt the owners years later. No property owner wants to hastily sign on to an agreement for a “Plan B” repair.

Because the building industry exerts enormous economic influence over the soils engineers that it regularly uses, review by a soils engineer of your own choosing of the soils engineering report and recommendations specific to your home may be prudent. Sometimes a builder’s soils engineer decides that it may not be “cost-beneficial” for the builder to use a certain construction technique that will better solve a problem presented by site conditions, without a serious analysis of the ultimate, future cost to the homeowner due to the failure to use this technique, and without full disclosure of the risk of not using the alternate construction method.

We always advise homeowner associations and individual homeowners to attempt to work out problems with builders and developers first. However, if you have exhausted every other reasonable avenue to get them to fix the problem, our trial law firm can step in and provide assistance. We strongly encourage the use of “Plan B” settlement discussions involving roundtable meetings of construction experts in an effort to develop a reasonable repair plan to be funded by those responsible for the construction problems.

Homeowner associations and homeowners must be careful, however, that the “Plan B” process is not misused to make Band-Aid repairs following inadequate investigation that will come back to haunt the owners years later.

CONTACT YOUR CONSTRUCTION DEFECT LAW FIRM, BURG SIMPSON TODAY

If you think your new home has been built with defective materials, call the Denver construction defect lawyers at Burg Simpson today at 303-792-5595 of fill out our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM now for a free, no obligation assessment of your case.

Burg Simpson Sues Feds over Floodwater Release

 October 17, 2017

Burg Simpson Sues Feds over Floodwater Release

Late one night in September 2013, after days of constant rainfall, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation opened the floodgates of Olympus Dam in Larimer County, Colorado. More than 5,000 cubic feet of water per second rushed down the Big Thompson River, destroying several homes along the way. Overall, the flooding that year killed 10 people… Read more »

Michael S. Burg’s Hall of Fame Portrait Unveiled

 October 12, 2017

Michael S. Burg’s Hall of Fame Portrait Unveiled

Temple University unveiled Burg Simpson founder Michael S. Burg’s portrait in its Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame earlier this month. Michael attended the ceremony, where he expressed his concern for the future of the profession. “The framers of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence understood the importance of the jury trial and how important… Read more »

Alan K. Simpson Supports Return to Civil Discourse

 September 28, 2017

Alan K. Simpson Supports Return to Civil Discourse

Over the last several years, the tone of American politics has become increasingly unpleasant, to put it mildly. It’s something Burg Simpson co-founder Alan K. Simpson wants to see change. One thing Simpson would like to see is lawmakers spending more time listening to their constituents. It’s something he made a priority during his own… Read more »

Michael S. Burg Discusses Equifax CEO’s Sudden Retirement

 September 27, 2017

Michael S. Burg Discusses Equifax CEO’s Sudden Retirement

Burg Simpson founding shareholder Michael S. Burg spoke with Reuters this week about the abrupt retirement of Equifax CEO Richard Smith following the credit reporting agency’s massive data breach. “They didn’t do anything to protect the consumers and their information,” Burg told the news service, “Then they attempted to keep people from being able to… Read more »

Flak Jacket Floor Joist - Denver Construction Defect Attorneys - Burg Simpson

 August 30, 2017

Defective Weyerhaueser Floor Joists Threaten New Homeowners

It might seem hard to believe that something so small can cause so much damage. But that’s exactly what happened when Weyerhaeuser Co., a Seattle-based wood and cellulose fiber manufacturer, changed the formula of its “TJI Joists with Flak Jacket Protection.” In late 2016 the company, which is also one of the world’s largest owners… Read more »

Arbitration over Litigation - Construction Defects Lawyer - Burg Simpson

 July 24, 2017

Colorado Supreme Court Backs Arbitration over Litigation

When the housing market heats up, it’s buyers of new homes who can really get burned – at least when it comes to the quality of their homes. As builders scramble to keep up with Colorado’s hot housing demand, builders’ efforts to save either money or time can lead defective construction. At a time when… Read more »

Construction Defects Reform - Construction Defect Law Firm - Burg Simpson

 June 30, 2017

Manufacturer Pulls Grenfell Tower Building Material

In the early hours of June 14, a faulty Hotpoint refrigerator-freezer sparked a small fire in an apartment on the fourth floor of Grenfell Tower in west London. Within an hour, flames engulfed the 24-story building. Despite the efforts of more than 200 firefighters and 20 ambulance crews, 79 people were confirmed or presumed dead… Read more »

Construction Defects Reform - Denver Construction Defect Attorneys – Burg Simpson

 May 12, 2017

Colorado Lawmakers Wrestle with Construction Defects

Colorado’s had one of the hottest home building markets in the country for several years now. But that rosy picture’s been marred by a single stain: condominiums. Ten years ago, condos made up about 20 percent of all new builds in Colorado. Today, they make up only about 3 percent of new residential construction. Where… Read more »

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

 May 3, 2016

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

A Ring of Fire first! Host Farron Cousins talks to former Senator Alan Simpson in a unique opportunity on Ring of Fire to speak with a Republican about the current state of the Republican Party.

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

CBS 4 in Denver highlights Burg Simpson attorney Michael S. Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Denver’s Radio 850KOA ran a news story about Michael Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame.

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

 April 21, 2016

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

Burg Simpson shareholder Calvin Tregre Jr. examines changes to the civil justice system, where limitations have been placed on monetary awards to seriously injured victims of corporate negligence. Are you protected?

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