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3 effects of construction defects in an apartment complex

On Behalf of | Feb 27, 2023 | Construction Law

Undoubtedly, you did your due diligence before hiring construction professionals – you followed the right procedure, interviewed them and analyzed their skills. However, this may not guarantee you quality services. The workers you hire can cause construction defects and cover them. But you and your tenants will experience their effects with time.

The following are three effects of construction defects in your apartment complex.

Health issues

Cracks left in the basement, roof or walls can lead to water intrusion. Water moving uncontrollably in these areas promotes the growth of mold. This poses a health threat to renters, as mold causes respiratory issues, eye irritation, nasal congestion, headaches, throat irritation, difficulty breathing and skin irritation. Prolonged exposure to mold can lead to severe health issues, such as asthma.

Structural integrity problems

You don’t want to own an apartment complex with cracks and bulges on the walls and ceilings, uneven gaps in windows and doors, damaged floors and sagging roofs. These problems can arise due to the use of substandard materials, inappropriate designs and neglecting surrounding elements. Construction professionals should observe quality standards to maintain the structural integrity of a building for years to come.

Electrical accidents

A faulty electrical system in a building is dangerous, as it can lead to life-threatening accidents. If apartments in the complex experience problems, such as flickering lights, hot outlets, minor shocks when flipping a switch and loose wiring, among others, renters will be likely to get into accidents. 


When buying an apartment, customers expect to be satisfied with their purchases. However, construction defects can make this impossible. When a customer is dissatisfied, your project may have a bad reputation. 

If your apartment complex has construction defects, it will be best to learn how to approach the case to protect your investment.