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Common Mistakes Made During Renovations

It doesn’t matter if you had your house built or if you simply remodeled it, any time homeowners hire construction workers we depend on them to uphold a standard of safety and craftsmanship that will allow us to feel safe in and proud of our homes. Sadly, there are some contract workers who cut corners in order to make more of a profit.

If contractors have built unsafe structures or features in your home, the real estate attorneys at Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C., in Dallas may help you hold these workers accountable.

Often Overlooked Safety Violations

There are numerous codes and regulations set in place by homeowners associations and state offices that are designed to ensure the safety and functionality of your home after a major renovation. Unfortunately, the high quantity of rules often leads to a higher number of broken or overlooked ones. Some mistakes that might be made during your home’s renovation include:

  • Ground-fault circuit interrupters are missing or do not function properly
  • Handrails do not “return” at either end, instead ending without a proper finish
  • Bathroom vents carry exhaust into your attic rather than outside as they should
  • No deck flashing is installed at the point where the deck meets the house
  • Smoke alarms are not placed in the correct areas or at all

Any one of these issues can lead to damage to your home as well as accidents that could cause harm to you or your family. Speak with a real estate attorney if your contractor has failed or refused to follow all rules necessary.

Contact a Dallas Real Estate Attorney

If your home has been damaged by negligent construction workers who cut corners, you shouldn’t have to pay for this issue. Call Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C., today at (214) 824-1414 to speak with a Dallas real estate attorney about recovering damages.