Unfortunately, as construction workers are just as human as anyone else, construction defects can and do occur during and after the process of building a structure.
However, this is no reason to let the cause of the defects off the hook, especially when it could end up costing you quite a lot of money.
LevelSet discusses construction defects. There are a number of liabilities that you can keep in mind when it comes to construction defects.
Tort liability applies in instances where a contractor is negligent in the performance of their duties. This is a little hard to prove in some cases because you must show that the contractor owed you a duty of care, breached it, and that any losses you suffered came directly from the breach.
Contractual liability occurs when you enter into a contract and the other party fails to uphold their end of it. You must show that you had a valid contract, that the contractor failed to fulfill their end, and that you suffered damages because of it.
Third-party liability applies when someone else outside of you or the contractor is responsible for the issues faced. This can include manufacturers of the material that the construction workers used in their project. In such instances, the manufacturer rather than the construction company or workers may get held liable.
It is important to handle matters of contract disputes and construction defects quickly. Fast action is the best way to prevent a person from getting away with negligence.