New Jersey residents might be interested in learning that the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, which was formerly known as the Tappan Zee Bridge, may have been constructed with defective steel bolts. The New York Attorney General is reportedly investigating claims of a coverup during the construction of the bridge, which spans the Hudson River.
Purchasing a home or commercial building in New Jersey represents a substantial investment. Therefore, shoddy construction or defective materials could result in serious financial consequences. The cost often prompts homeowners or homeowners' associations to pursue damages from the builder or property developer.
If you are working as a subcontractor in the construction industry in New Jersey, it is likely that at some point in time you will deal with a construction defect claim from a homeowner. These cases occur when a homeowner finds a defect within the construction of their home and wants to pursue litigation.
Construction defects can be a nightmare for construction firms, contractors and property owners. Whether the defect was the result of deficient materials, substandard work quality or deviating from architectural plans, multiple parties must usually spend significant time and money trying to resolve the defects.