Interior design expert witness Robert R. Tellez answers the question:
What is a construction defect?
A construction defect can arise from a multiplicity of factors, such as workmanship or inferior materials. Common examples of housing and construction defects are water leakage from windows, faulty exterior envelope systems in a commercial or a residential home. A construction defect is a condition in your home or building that reduces the life expectancy of one or many different building components. Some defects are obvious such as water intrusion, but many are less obvious and do not become apparent until years after the home was built. A construction defect is any building imperfection or design fault that reduces the value of the building.