Construction Defect Claims

With more than 50 years of combined experience litigating all manner of construction issues, Horn Williamson attorneys have unique insight into construction defect and building envelope matters.

We understand builders and the remediation process. Our attorneys’ approach to resolving these claims is similar to our commercial construction matters: tough negotiation aimed at enforcing contractual promises and legal rights. Devoted to finding the best resolution, often during difficult circumstances, the Horn Williamson Construction Defect Team helps clients repair and protect their most critical assets. Kathleen Seligman and Sarah Hopkins lead our Construction Defect Team with support from Wendy BennettNatalie Young, Maggie Juliano, Rachel JeanesDan Poruban, Robert Rockey and Elizabeth Ogilvie.

The Building Envelope Problem

HORN WILLIAMSON, LLC is investigating potential claims on behalf of property owners, homeowners and condominium homeowners’ associations involving defective or improperly installed cladding.

If you have a home, condominium or other property that was constructed between 2003 and 2013, that is clad in stucco, cultured stone, brick, fiber cement siding or vinyl siding latent defects may be present and you should call one of our attorneys for a free consultation.

Nydia Han’s report featuring Jennifer Horn, Esquire (from Horn Williamson LLC).

Hundreds of homeowners claim a construction problem of epidemic proportions is tearing through homes in the Delaware Valley, leaving them with repairs costing into the six figures. (WPVI)

Nydia Han’s report featuring Jennifer Horn, Esquire (from Horn Williamson LLC).

Hundreds of homeowners claim a construction problem of epidemic proportions is tearing through homes in the Delaware Valley, leaving them with repairs costing into the six figures. (WPVI)

The Building Envelope Problem

Stucco, cultured stone, brick, fiber cement siding and vinyl siding are exterior building materials widely used throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. When not installed properly per building codes and standards, these materials are prone to fail, causing water intrusion into the building envelope. Water intrusion presents a serious danger to property owners. In addition to causing structural damage to buildings, it can cause mold and even pest infestation. Remediating failing or damaged cladding, and the associated water damage, is costly and often not covered by homeowners’ or other insurance. Realtors and property purchasers are also aware of the danger posed by stucco, cultured stone, brick, fiber cement siding and vinyl siding. As a result, moisture intrusion testing of homes is now routine and can lead to a diminished valuation of your property.

The Pennsylvania Attorney General has acknowledged defective stucco is a problem. On October 6, 2016, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office filed an Unfair Trade Practices Complaint on behalf of the Commonwealth against the David Cutler Group in connection with defective stucco installed on homes constructed by the David Cutler Group in Southeastern Pennsylvania. The Attorney General’s office filed this law enforcement action because of the large number of complaints they had received related to stucco problems with David Cutler Group homes. The Attorney General’s complaint principally seeks to enjoin the David Cutler Group from future building code violations and unfair trade practices to prevent similar problems from occurring in the future.

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215-987-3800
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The Attorney General’s law enforcement action was brought on behalf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, not individuals. It is important that property owners protect their rights by pursuing separate, individual actions against their builder. If you have stucco, cultured stone, brick, fiber cement siding and vinyl siding on your home, condominium or other property, please contact our office at 215-987-3800 for a free consultation.

CONTACT INFORMATION

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PHONE
215-987-3800

EMAIL
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ADDRESS
2 Penn Center | Suite 1700
1500 JFK Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19102