Construction contractors operating in California work hard to build a reputation for quality workmanship at fair rates. When allegations arise that a contractor's work is substandard or defective, it can destroy this hard-won reputation. Even a single successful construction defect claim is enough to cause a dramatic decline in a contractor's clientele, leading to financial hardships and other consequences.
Defects that arise during and after construction result in many problems for all involved parties. When people hear about a construction defect, they often feel bad for the property owner, but general contractors also suffer when problems like this occur. Further, these contractors may find it more difficult to remedy the situation than property owners do.