RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA A construction defect lawsuit has been filed in San Bernardino County Superior Court against homebuilder D.R. Horton on behalf of 13 homeowners in the City of Rancho Cucamonga neighborhood of San Carmela. The lawsuit was filed by the law firm of Kasdan, Simonds, Weber & Vaughan LLP.
According to the lawsuit, construction defect problems include:
Defective windows and window installation, and doors and door installation;
Inadequately designed and constructed roofs;
Inadequately designed and installed plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems;
Inadequately designed and constructed stucco systems;
Inadequately designed and constructed concrete foundation systems and concrete flat work, including but not limited to diminished strength, integrity, and sulfate and chemical resistance, and such that the foundation system is susceptible to moisture intrusion, resulting in damage to other property and deterioration of the concrete itself;
Other defects which have resulted in property damage, water intrusion, fungal and mold growth.
As a direct and proximate result of these Defendants violations of the standards for residential construction, and the defects and deficiencies described, Plaintiffs have been damaged in that they have been and will be required to incur expenses to correct, replace and reconstruct these defective components within the project, as well as to correct, replace and reconstruct the damage to property resulting there from, and they will be required to incur expenses for related costs such as for relocation, loss of use, substitute housing, and other expenses, at a cost which is presently unknown, but believed to be a sum in excess of $2 million, the lawsuit states.
These are relatively new homes and the alleged defects in these homes are quite disturbing for these homeowners, said Ken Kasdan, the firm's sr. partner. Along with the homeowners loss of comfort and enjoyment, these homes appears to be of such poor quality that the homeowners already find it necessary to initiate legal action.
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.