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Author Archives: Jay Butchko

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Construction Defect Claims on the Rise

By Linkhorst Law Firm, P.A. |

If you’re in the construction industry, you have probably seen business booming in the past year. The COVID pandemic shut down construction for a while. There were a lot of unknowns at this time, so homeowners and developers didn’t know how to proceed with planned construction projects. Those days have passed. There are no… Read More »

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Dealing With Unrealistic Expectations in the Construction Industry

By Linkhorst Law Firm, P.A. |

When it comes to construction, workers often have to deal with unrealistic expectations from clients. Clients often expect the world and they want it done quickly and inexpensively. They want it all, and this pressure falls on the contractors. It can be hard to avoid unrealistic expectations from clients, but it is up to… Read More »

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Plumbing Defects in New Construction

By Linkhorst Law Firm, P.A. |

Nothing can ruin a new home or other building quite like a defect. Plumbing defects can be frustrating to deal with. When moisture seeps through, it can cause significant damage to a building. When a plumbing defect occurs, you may have questions. What do you do? How do you handle the situation? Who is… Read More »

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Mold in New Construction: What Contractors Should Know

By Linkhorst Law Firm, P.A. |

You wouldn’t think that new homes and other buildings would be subject to mold growth, but it’s more common than you may think. There are two key factors causing mold growth in new construction: improper installation of vapor barriers and poor lumber storage. The vapor barrier is the home’s initial line of defense against… Read More »

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Can a Client Sue a Late Contractor?

By Linkhorst Law Firm, P.A. |

As a contractor, you know that delays are common in the construction industry. There’s always something holding up the project. Maybe permits are taking forever to get approved. Perhaps the materials you ordered are now on backorder. Maybe there is miscommunication with the client. Or perhaps poor weather such as rain and snow is… Read More »

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Types of Fraud Crimes

By Linkhorst Law Firm, P.A. |

Many people engage in crime to make money. Because of this, fraud is a popular crime. Fraud involves deceit and misrepresentation for personal gain. There is a wide range of crimes that can be classified as fraud. People may defraud government agencies as well as financial institutions. Fraud is taken seriously because it often… Read More »

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Design Defects Vs. Workmanship Defects

By Linkhorst Law Firm, P.A. |

In an ideal world, all construction projects would go smoothly. Unfortunately, though, defects can occur. These defects can be costly and ruin a project. Construction defects come in two forms: design defects and workmanship defects. Design defects refer to flaws in the design of a building. Designs are usually checked extensively for problems before… Read More »

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How Women Are Changing the Construction Industry

By Linkhorst Law Firm, P.A. |

The construction industry has changed a lot in the past few years. One major change has been the addition of women in the workforce. This has been a huge step towards progress but it has also created a huge number of challenges. Having women join the male-dominated field has been a godsend. The construction… Read More »

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Why Technology May Be Hindering Jobsite Safety

By Linkhorst Law Firm, P.A. |

Safety has become a key area of focus for construction companies in recent years. With workplace accidents, injuries, and fatalities on the rise, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has become more stringent with rules and fines to ensure construction workers are safe while working on job sites. Many companies are turning to… Read More »

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Cash Flow Issues in the Construction Industry

By Linkhorst Law Firm, P.A. |

Remodeling or building homes from the ground up is a great way to make money. But in the construction industry, the general rule is that in order to make money, you need to spend money. This can be a struggle if you don’t have a lot saved up or access to credit or trade… Read More »

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