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What is defective workmanship?

On Behalf of | Mar 2, 2023 | Construction Law

When Florida construction companies sign on to complete a construction project, they have an obligation to the parties paying for their services to perform the work in accordance with the parties’ contract. This means that they will need to use appropriate materials and perform work that meets the necessary standards. When the work does not live up to the standard, it may be considered defective workmanship. Some examples of defective workmanship may include:

  • Failure to follow protocol
  • Improper installation
  • Failure to follow industry standards
  • Using inferior materials
  • Failure to complete necessary work

Who is to blame for defective workmanship?

The contractor hired to perform the work is not the only party who is responsible for the defective work on the property. Most construction projects require several subcontractors to work on the property, each with their own specialty or expertise. Plumbers, roofers, electricians and others can also be held responsible for any substandard work performed.

A building structure cannot be deemed safe if there are mistakes in the work performed on the structure. If defective workmanship has resulted in damages to your property, you may want to speak with a construction law attorney to determine how to proceed with your case. Generally, your attorney will refer to your contract to determine if the work performed breached your agreement. If a breach was committed and you suffered material damages as a result of that breach, you may have a strong case that results in compensation.