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.

More Legislation Needed to Regulate the Body Broker Industry

 October 17, 2018

More Legislation Needed to Regulate the Body Broker Industry

Michael S. Burg, the founder and a shareholder of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, was interviewed by Noel Brennan from 9 News on October 16th. Kyle Clark Next reached out to Mr. Burg regarding his op-ed about body brokers that appeared in Westword on August 30, 2018. Burg explained that body brokers differ from… Read more »

The Merrimack Valley Gas Explosion – Victims Represented by BurgSimpson

 October 15, 2018

The Merrimack Valley Gas Explosion – Victims Represented by BurgSimpson

The Law Firm of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine to address those affected by the Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions Burg Simpson is a nationally recognized trial firm with extensive experience handling lawsuits involving gas explosions.  They have received multi-million dollar verdicts in gas explosion cases, and are currently working to assist those harmed by… Read more »

Mass Torts Made Perfect – 2018

 October 9, 2018

Mass Torts Made Perfect – 2018

Burg Simpson’s mass tort team recently attended the Mass Torts Made Perfect bi-annual conference held on Oct 3rd through the 5th in Las Vegas. The conferences are designed for individuals working in the area of plaintiff mass torts and personal injury litigation, as well as securities and toxic torts. The conferences are the largest plaintiff mass… Read more »

Barrister’s Best

 October 8, 2018

Barrister’s Best

The attorneys and professional staff at Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine congratulate Michael S. Burg and David P. Hersh for receiving Law Week Colorado’s Barrister’s Best Awards for 2019! Michael Burg, the firm’s founder, was selected as Barrister’s Best by People’s Choice for Best Class Action/Mass Tort Lawyer, Plaintiffs. David P. Hersh, a shareholder… 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 »

Ruling Against Homeowners Association - Denver Construction Defect Attorneys - Burg Simpson

 January 29, 2018

Appeals Court Overturns Ruling Against Homeowners Association

The non-delegable duty doctrine is simple enough: when one person, say a homebuilder, renders services which it should recognize as necessary for the protection of third persons, say ensuring construction is done in a good and workmanlike manner and in accordance with all applicable plans, specifications, and building codes for home buyers, the builder cannot… 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.

Ring of Fire: The Unseen Economic Crisis

 February 29, 2016

Ring of Fire: The Unseen Economic Crisis

Ring of Fire host Farron Cousins talks with Michael Burg about taxes and the government’s resistance to upgrade America’s infrastructure.

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