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Construction Defects

Construction defects can threaten the value of a new home or commercial building. Whether you are a homeowner, condominium association, contractor or builder with construction defect concerns, seek experienced legal help immediately. An effective legal strategy in a construction defect case often hinges on highly technical skills applied to the facts at hand.

For more than 150 years, Lum, Drasco & Positan has offered high-caliber legal services throughout New Jersey and New York in construction defect matters. We have an extensive background preserving clients’ interests in construction lawsuits over ambiguous contract terms, code violations and cost-savings measures leading to faulty workmanship.

The construction defects attorneys at our firm consult industry-leading experts to prove fault or defend clients wrongfully accused of causing construction defects.

Advocating For Property Owners in New Jersey and New York

At Lum, Drasco & Positan, we have an extensive background in construction law. The attorneys at our firm understand firsthand the safety risks associated with serious construction defects, including:

  • Mold and mildew
  • Water intrusion and building envelope defects
  • Foundational and structural errors
  • Building code violations
  • Poor drywall installation
  • Latent construction defects and omissions
  • Faulty electrical wiring and plumbing systems
  • Defective doors and unsafe roof construction
  • Faulty windows and defective staircases
  • Architectural and engineering deficiencies

We are committed to securing our clients’ interests and achieving the maximum economic recovery to remedy the defects. The attorneys at our firm offer a detailed approach to full comprehension of the contract terms so that an effective legal strategy can be developed. We will evaluate whether the designer, builder, contractor or subcontractor is liable for the defective work. Our law firm seeks to resolve construction disputes with effective negotiation skills and other alternative dispute resolution techniques.

If the opposing side is reluctant to settle the case quickly, we will aggressively resolve the matter through litigation. Our law firm develops compelling legal arguments supported by expert witness testimony. We consult with engineers and cost accountants to determine the cause and then calculate the extent of damages associated with the construction defect.