Colorado Construction Defects

Multi-Family Homeowners – Construction Defects Lawyer

Multi Family Home - Construction Defects Lawyer - Colorado Burg Simpson During the first few years of a new residential development’s life, builders and developers typically control the homeowner associations. One of the more important goals of these new associations – at least to them – is to limit the amount of repairs they’re required to make. When control is finally relinquished to the residents, the property owners are usually left with both the problems and the repair bills.

Burg Simpson is a leading construction defect law firm serving condominium, townhouse and homeowners associations. We represent homeowner associations throughout Colorado.

Call us today to schedule a confidential consultation with one of our Colorado construction defect attorneys at 303-792-5595 or fill out our Free Case Evaluation form right now.

Generally speaking, most construction defects are either design or construction problems. The most common construction defects are:

  • Windows – Improper installation or alignment can lead to leaks, which can cause serious issues.
  • Roofs – There are several things that can go wrong with a roof installation, such as badly installed flashing or faulty installation of the roof membrane. Defective roof materials can also lead to damaging leaks.
  • Improper Drainage – If the ground slope is designed to go toward the foundation as opposed to away from it, water can threaten the foundation, leading to extensive, costly repairs.
  • Concrete Slabs – Improperly cured slabs can lead to cracked foundation, which are difficult repairs.
  • Decks – Decks often suffer from poorly installed water barriers or structural issues. The resulting damage can elude detection.
  • Electrical – Botched electrical installation can lead to fires.
  • Plumbing – Plumbing problems can result in leaky pipes and extensive water damage.
  • Buried Slabs – Buried slabs can create conditions where water is introduced into the interior of the home because of improper drainage.
  • Insulation – Poorly installed or a complete lack of insulation can lead to wild variations of interior temperature.
  • HVAC – If dampers, vents, and ducts are poorly located and/or installed, ineffective heating or cooling can result, even lead to possibly life-threatening situations such as flammability issues and potential carbon monoxide poisoning.

If you encounter any of these defects in your condominium, call the Denver construction defect attorneys at Burg Simpson immediately at 303-792-5595 to discuss your case for free.

Our Denver construction defect lawyers work hard with homeowner associations and their consulting experts to get construction defects fixed permanently so the problems don’t return. We warn our clients to avoid cosmetic or short-term approaches that fail to address the underlying problems.

We can help homeowner association boards identify highly qualified and experienced construction experts and engineers to evaluate problems, assess repair alternatives, and accurately estimate the costs involved. We’ll also help you deal with emergency repairs while your lawsuit is in progress.

Before looking for remedies through litigation, we advise our clients to attempt to resolve problems with builders and developers through other means. Litigation can be a costly and time-consuming process. Often negotiation is a more cost-effective and efficient way of resolving construction defect problems with a builder.

If you need help negotiating with your builder and/or developer, make sure you have a construction defects lawyer by your side so that your rights are protected. Contact Burg Simpson as soon as possible for a free, no-obligation consultation at 303-792-5595.

As effective communicators, we’re able to explain the issues and alternatives to association members as necessary. We can address the member concerns at board meetings before and after any legal actions, and we can draft litigation updates for association members.

Our law firm has represented thousands of condominium, townhome, and homeowners associations in Colorado seeking damages for residential construction defects such as:

  • Soil and slope instability and geologic hazard problems.
  • Real and artificial (EIFS) stucco failure.
  • Water intrusion and building envelope failures.
  • Roof failures.
  • Underground drain failures.
  • Design errors.
  • Poor workmanship.
  • Building material and product failures.
  • Roadway problems.
  • Construction material and building product failures.
  • Failing roads and infrastructure.

Almost all of our construction defect fee agreements are drafted on a contingency basis, which means our fee is established as a percentage of your eventual recovery. We only get paid for our work if we obtain compensation for you. If you don’t receive damages, then you don’t owe us anything. If you decide to work with us to pursue your claim, all of this will be spelled out in a written fee agreement.

We work to maximize your recovery so that after our fees are paid, you have enough money left over to fix as many of the problems as possible. In all cases, our goal is to ensure that you get the home you were promised.

Read our complete detail of Fees and Costs.

CONTACT YOUR CONSTRUCTION DEFECT LAW FIRM, BURG SIMPSON TODAY

Since each person’s situation is unique, and the law related to condominium and homeowners associations is constantly changing, you can’t rely on anything here as legal advice. To understand your legal rights you must speak directly to a lawyer about your problem. Read our complete disclaimer.

Fill out our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or call our Denver construction defect lawyers at 303-792-5595 today for a free, confidential consultation. We’re here to help!

 February 20, 2019

Mike Burg, Named Best Lawyer in 2019!

Michael S. Burg, founder and shareholder of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America and by his peers in the legal community as a “Best Lawyer” every year since 2007. Mike Burg says, “When you’re dealing with insurance companies and you are dealing with large corporations, they… Read more »

 February 19, 2019

The Community Associations Institute – Rocky Mountain Chapter – Presents Spring Showcase and Trade Show

The Community Associations Institute – Rocky Mountain Chapter – Presents Spring Showcase and Trade Show The Community Associations Institute – Rocky Mountain Chapter is hosting their Spring Showcase and Trade Show on March 15, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Denver.  Burg Simpson is proud to be a sponsor of this event. CAI is an international… Read more »

 February 18, 2019

Ronald M. Sandgrund is Featured in the February Edition of the Colorado Lawyer

Ronald M. Sandgrund is Featured in the February Edition of the Colorado Lawyer Ronald M. Sandgrund, Of Counsel at Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, was recently featured in the Member Spotlight section of the February edition of the Colorado Lawyer.  Mr. Sandgrund is a well-known trial lawyer and Colorado’s most prolific author of articles and… Read more »

 February 13, 2019

Biker Swallowed By Sinkhole

Burg Simpson Attorneys Win Second Appeal to Protect $7.3 Million Verdict On September 3, 2008, Mr. James Nelson suffered severe and life-changing injuries, including a permanent brain injury, when his bicycle was swallowed by a large sinkhole on a bike path located on the property of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. … Read more »

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

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 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 »

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 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 is 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… Read more »

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 February 14, 2019

Bad Faith Insurance – When Your Insurance Claim is Denied or Delayed | Tom W. Henderson

When you purchase an insurance policy, it is expected that your insurance company will provide the policy coverage in case of an accident.  Unfortunately, insurance carriers frequently fail to pay the benefits they promised they would, or they fail to pay promptly and in the proper amounts. These actions by the insurance company could be classified… Read more »

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 February 14, 2019

What Makes A Good Medical Malpractice Case? | Scott J. Eldredge

Medical errors are increasing in this country. Medical malpractice typically takes place when a surgeon, hospital, or other health care professional strays from the standard practices of their profession, which then results in the serious harm or death of a patient. While patients place trust and their lives in the hands of these medical professionals, medical… Read more »

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 February 14, 2019

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Business and commercial law are typically lumped together because they go hand-in-hand so often. Most attorneys experienced in one type of law are usually experienced in the other as well.  The business and commercial litigation attorneys at Burg Simpson have the experience in successfully handling a variety of both business and commercial law cases. With… Read more »

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 February 14, 2019

We Are The Trial Lawyers | Michael S. Burg

When selecting a trial attorney, it is important to select an attorney with the experience and resources to handle every aspect of your case.   What defines and differentiates Burg Simpson is we are prepared to fight for our clients. Our highly skilled trial lawyers, know the only way we are going to obtain an excellent… Read more »

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