Construction defects can devalue your property by undermining its structural integrity and aesthetic qualities. In some cases, structural defects can create unsafe conditions if left unresolved.
The attorneys at Kustoff & Phipps, L.L.P., in San Antonio, Texas, provide prompt legal services to aggressively protect the rights of homeowners, apartment complex owners, condominium owners, business owners, contractors, developers, design professionals, engineers, suppliers and vendors in all types of public and private construction disputes.
Daniel O. Kustoff, board-certified in consumer and commercial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and Melanie Phipps Sanders have extensive counseling and litigation experience related to a wide variety of construction disciplines.
Both attorneys have represented hundreds of homeowners in navigating the Texas Residential Construction Commission Act, the Residential Construction Liability Act and the Deceptive Trade Practices Act. We have repeated success with the TRCCA’s claims process and dispute resolution process and continued success in taking our client’s construction disputes through mediation, arbitration and trial.
A construction defect exists when the components of a building (roofs, windows, doors, siding, electric, plumbing, concrete slabs, foundations, HVAC systems) and/or the building’s surrounding infrastructure (sidewalks, walls, parking lots) fail to perform their intended function or do not conform to applicable building codes.
In 2003, the legislature created the Texas Residential Construction Commission Act (TRCCA), which requires homeowners to retain expensive experts, produce voluminous documentation, follow strict timelines, and navigate the complicated claims process while the builder is required to do nothing.
Clearly, the cards appear to be stacked against plaintiffs in construction defect cases. Our knowledge, experience and aggressive approach help even the playing field. We help our clients identify issues, solve problems and resolve disputes before, during and after construction including the following:
We also draw upon our experience in construction defect litigation to develop methods and strategies to help our clients avoid claims. If you need a lawyer to defend you against claims of defective construction or represent you in construction arbitration, trust a construction defect law firm that has already brought hundreds of construction defect claims to successful resolution.
Call our San Antonio construction defects attorneys at 210-614-9444 or email us to schedule a free initial consultation.