LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ A construction defect lawsuit has been filed in Maricopa County Superior Court against homebuilder Beazer Homes on behalf of 29 homeowners in the City of Litchfield Park neighborhood of Dreaming Summit. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the homeowners by the Phoenix law firm of Kasdan Simonds Weber & Vaughan LLP.
Ken Kasdan, the firm's sr. partner, said the plaintiffs' homes were not built in accordance with approved plans/specification, and are in violation of applicable building codes. "The general construction of these homes is woefully inadequate, not in accordance with approved plans and specifications, in violation of the Uniform Building Code, and below accepted standards for the construction industry", said Kasdan. "Consequently, the poor construction of the homes in these cases violates Arizona civil law and the homebuilder is required to respond to these grievances."
According to the lawsuit, multiple construction problems include defectively installed:
Window systems that are prone to leak;
Sliding glass door systems that are prone to leak;
Exterior door systems that are prone to leak;
Roofing systems that are prone to leak;
Stucco systems that are prone to crack and leak;
Drywall systems that are prone to leak;
Mechanical systems causing failure;
CMU wall systems that are prone to displace and crack.
Other alleged defects include:
Defectively designed and/or constructed foundation and/or slab systems and flatwork for existing soil conditions, deterioration of the concrete foundation and stem walls, and inadequate drainage prone to cause building movement and all resulting in damage;
Separation of countertops, cabinets and trim from adjacent surfaces;
Defectively installed and racked doors;
Improper finishing of exterior doors;
Unprotected and improper construction of the water heater platform;
Improperly labeled electrical panels;
Defectively sealed disconnect switch boxes that are prone to leak;
Defectively sealed exterior light fixtures that are prone to leak;
Improperly supported AC disconnect cables.
"All of these conditions are the builders' responsibility and must be fixed", Kasdan said.
The Kasdan Simonds law firm has offices in Irvine and Walnut Creek, CA, and in Phoenix, AZ. The firm represents plaintiffs in major construction defect litigation, toxic mold litigation, medical product liability and commercial disputes. For more detailed information on the firm, visit www.kasdansimonds.com.