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What are the most common construction defects in Oregon?

According to a report published by the Oregon Construction Contractors Board in 2019, some of the most common construction defects in Oregon include:

  1. Water intrusion: This is a common defect that can result from poor construction methods or improper installation of roofing, windows, doors, or siding. Water intrusion can lead to serious structural damage and mold growth, which can be costly to repair.

  2. Improper installation of HVAC systems: HVAC systems that are not installed properly can lead to issues with ventilation and air quality, resulting in discomfort and potential health hazards.

  3. Electrical defects: Poor electrical wiring and installation can cause a range of problems, from minor issues like flickering lights to more serious hazards such as electrical fires.

  4. Foundation problems: Foundation issues are often caused by soil movement or inadequate support, and can lead to structural damage if not addressed promptly.

  5. Structural defects: Structural defects can occur due to improper design or construction, and can lead to a range of issues, including cracking or shifting of walls and floors.

It's important to note that these are just a few examples of common construction defects in Oregon, and there may be others that are specific to certain regions or types of construction. If you have concerns about the quality of construction on your property, it's best to consult with a licensed contractor, building inspector and/or attorney.


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