Colorado Construction Defects

Defective Building Materials – Denver Construction Defect Attorneys

Building Materials - Construction Defect Attorney Colorado - Colorado Burg Simpson 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.

 December 6, 2018

Retired Firefighters Get Burned When Health Care Benefits are Terminated

Attorney Brian Matise at Burg Simpson handles complex civil litigation cases, and he has taken the lead on the West Metro Case. This case involves the distribution of more  than $1.8 million in funds that remained in a trust that was committed to fund health insurance benefits for 73 retired firefighters and their dependents. These… Read more »

Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY) gives eulogy for late President George W.W. Bush

 December 5, 2018

Former Senator Al Simpson Eulogizes President George H.W. Bush

This morning, former Senator Alan K. Simpson (R-WY) celebrated the life of former President George H.W. Bush, his long-time friend and colleague. Speaking of the man’s warmth and integrity, Sen. Simpson delivered a moving speech on President Bush’s legacy of integrity, loyalty and sacrifice. When speaking to the press, Alan Simpson spoke on the difficulties… Read more »

Honorable Alan K. Simpson hero image

 December 4, 2018

Former Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., to Remember George H.W. Bush at Wednesday’s Funeral

Former Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., to remember George H.W. Bush at Wednesday’s funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The former senator, a colleague and longtime friend of George and Barbara Bush, will be one of four speakers to deliver the eulogy at the late president’s funeral this week. Simpson and Bush established their… Read more »

stephen burg personal injury attorney handles spinal injury cases

 November 29, 2018

Stephen Burg Handles Spinal Cord Injury Cases

  Shareholder Stephen Burg handles spinal cord injury cases at Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine. Mr. Burg is a trial attorney whose practice is focused on representing victims of auto crashes, personal injury, trucking accidents, product liability injuries, gas explosions, wrongful death, and harmful drug products. He also has significant experience in handling spinal cord… Read more »

Cracked foundation for a house damage claim.

 November 19, 2018

Filing a House Damage Claim – When Your Home Becomes a Disaster Zone

A house damage claim, or construction defects claim, is broadly defined as a deficiency in a building’s design, workmanship, and/or the materials used on a project. Construction defects stem from the failure of a component part of a building or structure that causes damage to a person or property. The consequence of defective construction is usually financial harm… Read more »

 September 26, 2018

Michael Burg of Burg Simpson Working to Assist Those Affected by the Deadly Gas Explosions in Massachusetts

On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, Michael Burg, founding partner of Burg Simpson, spoke with WGBH news about the Massachusetts gas explosions that occurred earlier this month. On September 13th, residents of Andover, North Andover and Lawrence were affected by a series of deadly gas explosions that killed one person and injured 25 others. A state… Read more »

OHSA Standard Limits Worker Exposure to Silica - Construction Defect Law Firm - Burg Simpson

 May 2, 2018

Community Managers, Homeowner Associations, and Homeowners Beware – New OHSA Standard Limits Worker Exposure to Silica

More than 2 million workers are exposed to crystalline silica every year on the job, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, most of whom work in general construction. The other 10 percent of exposed workers are in either the general industry, maritime, or fracking trades. Crystalline silica is an everyday mineral found in… Read more »

Stucco Installation Invites Mold- Colorado Construction Defect Law Firm - Burg Simpson

 March 21, 2018

Poor Stucco Installation is an Invitation for Mold

One of the single most critical aspects of any new home is what’s referred to as the building envelope or building enclosure. This is the part of any building that physically separates the exterior environment from the interior.  Think of it as the “skin” of a building. The construction defect attorneys at Burg Simpson recently… Read more »

Good Lawyers. Changing Lives. – Supporting Communities with Burg Simpson

 November 5, 2018

Good Lawyers. Changing Lives. – Supporting Communities with Burg Simpson

All attorneys at Burg Simpson strive to make our motto more than just words. Both in and out of the courtroom, our attorneys work to support local and national communities by protecting their rights and to making certain that crisis recovery and educational opportunities are available to all. In this video, Burg Simpson shareholder and… Read more »

Massachusetts Gas Explosion – Holding Corporations Accountable

 November 2, 2018

Massachusetts Gas Explosion – Holding Corporations Accountable

The negligence of Columbia Gas caused the massive gas explosions  in Andover, Lawrence and North Andover, MA. After the gas explosions, more than 2,000 people found themselves displaced, and their towns resembled a war zone. These gas explosions could have easily been avoided. Columbia Gas had been warned twice over the last decade that an explosion was… Read more »

Attorney Tom Henderson explains why the Durango 416 Fire aims to hold the Durango-Silverton Railroad accountable.

 November 2, 2018

Seeking Justice for Victims of the Durango 416 Fire

Colorado’s Durango 416 Fire was caused by the Durango-Silverton Railroad’s coal-burning train on June 1, 2018. The blaze has been reported to be the state’s sixth largest forest fire in history, and the fire destroyed homes and businesses in Durango and the surrounding area. Burg Simpson is now representing those affected by the 416 Fire… Read more »

Consumers Must Beware of Body Brokers

 November 2, 2018

Consumers Must Beware of Body Brokers

Body brokers are relatively unchecked and under-regulated by state and federal agencies.  Across the United States, mortuaries and hospices are committing fraud by allowing body brokers to convince families who have lost their loved ones to donate the body “for medical research.” But instead of being donated, the body ends up being dismembered and then… Read more »

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