Construction defect expert Steve Viani, P.E., was retained by a homeowner in San Francisco who had just spent more than $750,000 on a major remodel. Over a year later, it still wasn’t completed and she had to pay another contractor nearly $200,000 to complete the work to make her home habitable.
While the construction project was permitted, the contractor did not conform to normal construction standards and did not perform in a workmanlike manner. The San Francisco homeowner asked Steve to develop a claim document that included re-work and new work in the amount of $1.2 million.
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A full inspection of the residence yielded many types of construction defects, such as the lack of wall plumbness, which made it impossible to meet Level 5 drywall finish requirements. Additional construction defects could be found throughout the home. The floors required a Gyp-crete topping, and there were sewer and electrical issues that did not meet the requirement specified in the drawings. The inspection noted the height of the Gyp-crete topping caused the door frames to not fit properly.
Due to schedule issues, new contractors found numerous other construction issues which were documented by our review.
A detailed defect analysis was performed that documented problems with the work and provided a cost to repair or replace the defective work. The owner, negotiated with the contractor to obtain an equitable solution and an occupancy permit was obtained under Steve’s direction.
Contact a construction defect expert now to discuss your case. Steve Viani, PE, is a Professional Engineer and contractor with more than 40 years of experience resolving complex construction defect cases for homeowners, government entities and commercial construction companies.
Steve holds a Class “A” – General Engineering Contractor license and a Class “B” – General Building Contractor license with the state of California. He’s a licensed civil engineer in California, Arizona, Hawaii, and Washington.
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“Thank you Steven. This is terrific. The San Francisco Department of Building Inspection is aware of the project and will know my name since he was involved with the earlier Notice of Correction. I feel much better knowing that we have your expertise in our court.”
Do You Have Questions About Construction Defects?
Steve Viani has extensive experience in Construction Defect cases. His past experience includes a review of an improperly designed 6,000-sq.-ft. mansion where design contributed to excessive movement causing damage to structure. Steve also provided determination and expert review for a $25 million construction defect case regarding structural failure at a glass melting facility in Modesto, California.
Learn more about Steve’s experience resolving complex construction defect cases, or call him now at (916) 952-8503 to discuss your case.