Construction Defects

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Your home is your space where you can be comfortable, where you can relax. It never should be a place where you feel uncomfortable, where you feel concerned about the safety of your family. – Attorney Elliotte Quinn 

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Construction Defect Lawyers

If you have made the investment necessary to build a home, you should not have to suffer because the professionals you trusted provide a faulty design, or because manufacturers, builders or contractors were negligent.

To talk to an attorney, call us at 843-720-2800.

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South Carolina Construction Defect Lawyers

Construction Defect Lawyers Representing Charleston Metropolitan Area and South Carolina

When construction defects endanger you and your family’s health, safety, and security, you need a team who will set things right. Our team of construction defect lawyers at Steinberg Law Firm is passionate about defending the rights of homeowners, and we know what it takes to bring an effective case to recover damages from building defects and make your dream whole.

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So thankful to Elliott Quinn and his great work to help us resolve an issue of damage to our home we could’ve never resolved on our own! We would definitely call on him again and the Steinberg Law Firm. - Kim

Answering Your Questions

To discuss the details of your case, contact an experienced South Carolina construction defect lawyer today. Read more construction defect FAQs here.

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How does South Carolina law protect home purchasers?

South Carolina law states that anyone who sells someone a new home, townhome, or condo guarantees that the home is suitable for someone to live in. If a home is not suitable for people to live in, the seller is liable to the homeowner. The law also states that anyone involved in the building, from engineers to architects to contractors, can be held liable for faulty work.

Recognizing Construction Defects

Construction defects can seriously damage a home, resulting in costly repairs, a lower property value, and health and safety problems.

Your home is supposed to be a personal haven and one of your biggest investments. You likely spent a long time and a lot of money to find the perfect house to serve you and your family for years to come. That is why a construction defect in your house, townhome, or condo can be devastating.

Construction Defects Can Appear At Any Time

Usually, the owner of a home, townhome, or condo sees only the outward signs that a construction problem may exist. The most significant damage from a construction problem is usually hidden in a wall, in the roof, or under flooring.

When Can I Bring a Claim?

South Carolina has laws that limit when a homeowner can bring a claim for construction defects. Two legal principles determine these timeframes: the Statute of Limitations and the Statute of Repose. Contact our construction defect team, and we will assess the issues in your home at no cost to you.

Construction Defect Lawyers in Goose Creek, Summerville and Charleston, South Carolina

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Why Choose the Steinberg Law Firm

The Steinberg Law Firm Looks Out for Your Best Interests

We’ve built our reputation on treating each client with the same high level of respect and professionalism.

Construction defects can cause property damage that lowers the value of your investment and, in some cases, results in safety and health hazards to the people living in and around the building. Act quickly to guard your investment and fix your home by contacting attorneys experienced in construction defect litigation.

Our team of construction defect lawyers at Steinberg Law Firm is passionate about defending the rights of homeowners, and we know what it takes to bring an effective case to recover damages for building defects. Do not hesitate to contact our construction litigation attorneys today.

Examples of Construction Defects

At Steinberg Law Firm, we work with clients who are dealing with construction defects that include the following:

  • Leaks and rot in exterior walls
  • Leaking windows
  • Leaking and failing roofs
  • Soil settlement, foundation movement, and foundation cracks
  • Cracking brick masonry
  • Moisture and mold problems
  • Cracking, separating, bowed, or stained flooring
  • Yards that hold water and do not drain
  • Heat and air conditioning systems that do not perform or cause moisture problems

What Causes Construction Defects?

Common causes of construction defects include the following:

  • Negligent construction work
  • Defective building materials
  • Negligent architectural, engineering, or other design work
  • Negligent soil analysis or soil placement

Who is Responsible for a Construction Defect?

Under South Carolina law, the following people are potentially liable for defects in your home:

  • Developer
  • General contractor
  • Subcontractors
  • Architect
  • Engineer
  • Manufacturers or distributors of products installed in your home

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Elliotte and Monica, Just want to say THANK YOU! You are a great team and both of you did a great job with helping me win this case. God Bless.


So thankful to Elliott Quinn and his great work to help us resolve an issue of damage to our home we could’ve never resolved on our own! We would definitely call on him again and the Steinberg Law Firm.

- Kim

Evaluating Your Construction Defect Claim

What should I do if I discover a construction defect in my home?

If you find a construction defect in your home, contact the construction defect lawyers at Steinberg Law Firm as soon as possible. If the defect is a serious problem, it needs to be inspected by an architect or engineer who is an expert in the field – not by an architect or engineer associated with the builder.

The experienced construction defect attorneys at Steinberg Law Firm have relationships with construction defect experts who can evaluate an issue to figure out if you have a claim worth pursuing.

Your Questions Answered

Frequently Asked Questions About Construction Defects

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Talk to a Construction Defect Lawyer in Charleston

For a free review of your case, call us at 843-720-2800

If your home has damage from a construction defect, our South Carolina construction defect lawyers are ready to pursue aggressive action against the liable party.

Contact the Steinberg Law Firm or call us at 843-720-2800 to talk with a member of our professional legal staff and find out more about what we can do for you.