Construction Defect Coverage 2018-06-09T11:13:53+00:00

Construction Defect Coverage

P.K. Schrieffer LLP acts as coverage counsel to insurers regarding construction defects claims.

Our work covers the initial investigation, retention of experts and drafting of coverage position letters and/or coverage opinions regarding specific coverage issues presented in claims involving the construction of apartment complexes, single family homes, town homes, condominium projects and commercial buildings, and asserted against a variety of insureds, including general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, suppliers, vendors, and manufacturers.

We provide up-to-date analysis of coverage issues relating to additional insured status, contractual liability, existence of an occurrence, trigger of coverage, pre-existing damages exclusion, business risk exclusions, and applicability of the pollution exclusion to mold-related claims.

P.K. Schrieffer LLP’s coverage attorneys are also trial attorneys, and vigorously represent insurers in actions for declaratory judgment, breach of contract and bad faith.

Some Construction Defects May Involve:

  • Dezincification of Yellow Brass
  • Roof Systems
  • Soil Movement
  • Windows & Doors
  • Concrete
  • Stucco
  • Mold
  • Structural Components
  • Sulfate Attack
  • Plumbing & Electrical
  • Water Damage
  • Lighting
  • Balconies & Decks

There is an endless number of construction defects, but they all equate to a devaluation of your property through undermining its structural integrity and aesthetic qualities. These defects can also endanger your health or anyone occupying the building and create unsafe conditions if left unresolved.

Construction defects exist when the components of a building (HVAC systems, roofs, siding, foundations, windows, doors, electric components, plumbing components, concrete slabs, etc.) or the buildings surrounding infrastructures (walls, sidewalks, parking lots) fail to perform their intended function. These things do inevitably occur if constant vigilance is taken in the upkeep of the building.