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Mold and Moisture | Structural Issues | Soil Issues

Mold and Moisture
Pursuing Repairs for Water Damage
If mold or moisture in your home is causing you headaches or other health problems, you may want to consult with a skilled attorney who can help you determine whether you can obtain repairs or compensation from your builder.

At the Law Offices of R.T. Haney & Associates, I help homeowners in the Sacramento area by thoroughly assessing the possibility of construction defects in their homes and, if defects are present, pursuing the remedies available by law. Contact me to schedule a free initial consultation with a knowledgeable construction defects lawyer about your mold and moisture issues.

Identifying Water Intrusion Causes
Water intrusion is a major cause of problems in homes and is often the result of construction defects. The following are among the possible symptoms of water intrusion in your home:
  • Leaks in your roof and windows
  • Cracks in your ceilings, walls and floors
  • Stains on your carpets, tiles and linoleum
  • Cracks and hollow sounds in tile
  • Uneven floors
  • Rusty stucco
  • Loose or falling siding

The use of inferior materials, substitution of materials and failure to properly inspect and correct construction defects by builders are major causes of or contributing factors to water intrusion. Moisture-related problems can also be caused by structural issues with your slab.

Seeking the Source of Mold
One common symptom of moisture problems in a house is mold, which can be toxic. The conditions for mold to thrive are a constant source of moisture, a source of food such as cellulose (a major component of many building materials) and time. Toxic mold and other forms of mold particularly prefer dark locations.

Construction defects can lead to mold when they allow water intrusion or do not provide proper ventilation. I can help you determine whether your mold problem is the result of a construction defect.

If you believe your home is suffering from water intrusion caused by a construction defect, don't hesitate to contact me.