Stucco cracks and damage to buildings in Arizona a widespread problem?
Stucco buildings can be found throughout Arizona. This warm, desert climate perfectly suits such thick-walled structures. Most of the time, there are no problems with stucco buildings. Unfortunately, problems can arise with stucco buildings. And one of the most common construction defects property owners experience with stucco buildings is cracks that form in walls and ceilings.
Stucco cracks and damage to such buildings are very noticeable to the naked eye. You don't have to be a contractor or building inspector to observe cracks in stucco. That's probably why they're such a common problem reported by property owners.
When stucco cracks and damage are problems
A few hairline cracks are sometimes normal in stucco. But an excessive amount of cracks could be signs of construction defects caused by defective workmanship or architect negligence. What makes these problems so difficult to diagnose and solve sometimes depends on what someone defines as a normal or excessive amount of cracks.
The company that built your stucco structure may try to claim that the cracks in your building are normal and do not need to be fixed. In particular, some building contractors will insist there's no problem, especially if they have to make such repairs for free due to the statute of limitations in construction defect claims.
Don't leave the decision up to your builder. Consider getting an outside opinion from an independent building inspector or contractor to assess the cracks in your stucco building. Such cracks might signal that there's a serious problem with your building which may only get worse.
Call a Phoenix construction defect lawyer today
Dealing with construction defect problems can often be extremely complicated. That's why you need an experienced Arizona construction defect lawyer in your corner fighting for your rights. You need Israel & Gerity, PLLC, a no-nonsense, hard-working law firm based in Phoenix and serving clients throughout Arizona.
Founded by Kyle A. Israel and Michael E. Gerity, Israel & Gerity, PLLC has years of experience taking on construction companies and insurance providers who fail to compensate property owners for stucco cracks and other damage. Contact us today and find out what we can do for you.
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