Construction Defects

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Bought a new home? Remodeled a kitchen? A bath? Added a room? A large construction project is a giant jigsaw puzzle with as many as 10,000 pieces that don’t always come together exactly as they should.

Thus some contractor flubs are to be expected. Here’s the top common problems to watch for:

  • First are interior and exterior paint goofs ranging from wrong colors and poor preparation to skimpy coverage and leaving a mess behind.
  • Next are drywall cracks (from moisture or settling) and nail heads that protrude above wall surfaces.
  • Also, watch for moisture ranging from leaks in windows, roofs and pipes and basements and crawl spaces (due to bad drainage) to expanded hardwood floor joints due to humidity.
  • Vinyl surface imperfections (due to subfloor seams and nail heads) rate "call-backs" too.

Now you know construction is more "art" than "science" so brace yourself and enjoy it for what it is: great!

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