Construction Defect

Your Disaster Recovery Solution


Construction defects can greatly reduce the value of a building or home and cause unsafe working or living conditions. Some defects are easily detected, such as a sloping roof or wall crack, while others lie beneath the surface, like water intrusion and dry rot. If left unaddressed, construction defects can worsen and become a more serious and costly problem.


ATI’s project managers, superintendents and supervisors are trained to manage and oversee the skilled trades typically involved in handling construction defect repairs. Our teams routinely tackle restoration jobs of all sizes and scopes, and bring the craftsmanship necessary to ensure defects are properly addressed and corrections are made.


Our Capabilities

Our skilled teams can correct a range of construction defects, which typically fall into one of four categories:

  • Design deficiencies – buildings that are inadequately planned and built in a way that eventually leads to structural problems (e.g., a leaky roof)
  • Material deficiencies – when inferior building supplies fail or stop functioning properly despite proper installation
  • Construction deficiencies – resulting from poor or substandard workmanship
  • Subsurface/geotechnical problems – caused by earth settlement and extreme weather conditions such as landslide or flood


The most common construction defects we encounter are: 

  • Mold
  • Roof leaks
  • Dry rot
  • Cracks in the foundation, walls or floors
  • Structural failure
  • Defective plumbing/electrical wiring
  • Faulty draining or water intrusion
  • Shifting/unstable landscaping
  • Balcony or deck failure