Water Intrusion Takes Center Stage in Construction Litigation (CLM)

Water Intrusion Takes Center Stage in Construction Litigation

  Thursday, April 25th, 2024 Source: CLM

In construction litigation, water intrusion is an escalating concern. Known issues like roof leaks and window failures are now joined by broader claims involving various subcontractors. As these cases multiply, identifying and addressing moisture-related defects has become crucial.

Key areas of focus include roofing systems, where installation errors can lead to significant water entry, and cladding systems like stucco, vulnerable to moisture penetration through gaps or material shrinkage. Furthermore, foundational and window systems are critical areas where moisture can infiltrate, leading to increased litigation. As technology advances, even smart home features face scrutiny for moisture-related failures, highlighting the complex, interlinked nature of modern construction challenges.

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