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Learn About Construction Defects

Explained by Engineer Mike

Engineer Mike provides easy-to-understand information on structural, building exterior, foundation, grading, drainage, retaining wall, pavement, and site infrastructure problems related to poor maintenance or construction defects of residential construction.

Visible damage such as foundation and drywall cracks, heaved floors, sticky doors, or flooding in the basement can be worrisome, but these types of problems can be just the tip of the iceberg. 


Whether you are a homeowner, property manager, HOA board member, or attorney, this resource can help you make sense of damage related to residential construction.

Find Answers to Common Questions

Learn how construction defects differ from other types of damage.

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Learn where to look for clues that your house may be experiencing construction defects.

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Learn how drywall cracks are associated with foundation movement.

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Learn what may be causing your foundation drain sump pump to run often.

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Engineer Mike gives you advice about how to go about getting legal help if you think you have damage due to construction defects.

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Learn why you should make sure your gutters are working properly.

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Learn how soil movement and lousy drainage can cause pavement damage.

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