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3 common construction defects in commercial buildings

On Behalf of | Jul 27, 2023 | Construction Contracts

When a business owner hires a company to construct a new commercial building, they do not expect to have to deal with major issues right away. However, errors made during construction can cause issues and headaches right from the beginning.

Here are three of the most common construction defects in commercial buildings in Texas.

1. Issues with structural integrity

The foundation is one of the most important parts of a structure because it is what holds up the walls, roof and everything inside the building. Improperly laying the foundation during construction will cause structural problems with a commercial building down the road, if not directly after completion of the building. One reason for faulty foundation installation is failing to take the soil type into account when building.

2. Problems with the plumbing system

Plumbing issues can be messy to clean up and expensive to fix. An improperly installed plumbing system, or a system that consists of flimsy or defective equipment, can cause problems in even the newest commercial buildings. Some of the issues that can arise include leaky pipes and clogged drains.

3. Deficient seals around doors and windows

Seals around doors and windows are important for helping to keep the energy costs of a building low. Doors or windows that are misshapen or constructed unevenly may have seals that do not function properly.

Being aware of some of the common construction defects found in commercial buildings can help construction managers avoid making the errors that cause those defects.