Building a Louisiana home requires many moving parts

On Behalf of | Jan 30, 2019 | Construction Litigation |

Building a home requires several people with numerous skills. Architects, general contractors, subcontractors and others should all work together in order to get the job done. When something goes wrong with a Louisiana construction project, it can be a challenge to pinpoint who is responsible. 

Several things can go wrong with a project. It could start with flaws in the design that could range from inadequate structural support to a leaky roof to poor drainage. The work done by contractors may not meet with applicable standards, which could result in defects as well.

If there are defects in the materials used, or those materials are not adequate, problems could arise even if the design and construction are sound. Common defects that become expensive quickly include electrical, mechanical and structural issues. Other problems that happen often include problems with windows, doors and glass, along with moisture and thermal protection. Soil conditions may create defects in the foundation or other parts of the structure.

It could take an intensive investigation in order to pinpoint where a problem lies. Thereafter, it will be necessary to identify the party or parties responsible. Once those issues are identified, the owner will need to determine the next course of action.

In some instances, it may be possible to come to an agreement without involving a Louisiana court. If that cannot be worked out, then it may be necessary to file a lawsuit. At that point, each party will need to prepare to provide evidence supporting its position. The court will then review that evidence and come to a decision that could provide the best outcome possible under the circumstances.