If there’s a construction defect affecting a property you own, you’ll do anything you can to make sure the person who caused it fixes it and compensates you for your trouble. That’s what’s going on in this case in Florida. According to a recent news article, Icon Brickell has filed a lawsuit against John Moriarty and Associates of Florida along with 20 subcontractors.
The complaint states that the deceptive and unfair trade practices act was violated by the individuals when they installed PVC piping that was not compatible with metal piping already used in the condominium portion of the original project. It’s alleged that the construction defects caused should have been known about before, since CVPC pipe combined with metal materials can lead to damage and deterioration over time.
Since there was an incompatibility, the fixtures in the towers were damaged. As a result of the damage, they could not hold appropriate pressure and would be prone to leaks. This is a major concern for Icon Brickell, because much of the piping is in use with the fire suppression system in the condo towers. It’s also believed that the damage from PVC is spreading, affecting the ceilings, floors and walls.
Situations like this are devastating for people who bought a property, and it’s damaging to a business accused of negligence or recklessness, too. It’s important for you to understand your rights if your property has defects that affect its safety or usability. Those who caused the defects should be held responsible, so you can recover your losses and have your property repaired.
Source: The Real Deal, “Icon Brickell condo associations file suit against John Moriarty over alleged defects,” Francisco Alvarado, March 01, 2018