structural defects

Definition

Damage to the load-bearing portion of a home that affects the use of the home for dwelling purposes. Includes damage from shifting soil not due to earthquake or flood.

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There were some structural defects going on and we had to address them before they became bigger issues for us.

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Hurricane Katrina lead to many uninhabitable homes as a result of the structural defects from the water damage on the foundation.

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The hazard of using the low bid system to acquire contract work became evident in the many structural defects that popped up during and after construction.

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