Construction Defect Center Now Urges US Homebuilders to Use Only US Made Copper or Pex Pipe in New Homes – No More Made in China – For More Satisfied Customers, Fewer Lawsuits
WASHINGTON, May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Construction Defect Center says, “We are now urging US homebuilders to only buy US made copper or pex plumbing pipe for their new residential home or condominium projects. There have been numerous national class actions or state specific class actions over the last decade related to defective plumbing products and in many instances the common denominator in the lawsuits was the defective plumbing pipe or plumbing pipe brass fittings were manufactured in China.
“With respect to defective or poorly made plumbing products made in China the largest group of victims are US homeowners. Typically, the construction defect attorneys failed to identify enough homeowners in these class actions or lawsuits. The net result is the majority of impacted US homeowners nationwide get left holding the bag for repairs for their new or newer home’s defective plumbing pipes or pipe brass fittings. We estimate the number of impacted US homeowners has to be in the millions”
The reason the Construction Defect Center is urging US homebuilders-construction firms to stop using made inChina plumbing products is the Chinese typically do not stand behind their very poorly made plumbing products. This leaves the homebuilder, the plumber and or the plumbing supply house in an awkward position because it is almost impossible to sue the Chinese manufacturer-because the Chinese manufacturer is also frequently known as the Chinese government.
At the same time the Construction Defect Center is urging major US based home improvement stores to stop selling copper pipe or fittings that were not made in the USA. On recent trips to some of the leading home improvement stores the Center discovered most of the copper plumbing pipe being sold in these stores were also made in China or other nations not called the USA. In two of these visits-store employees volunteered, ‘please don’t buy these imported copper pipes because they are ‘crap’ or even much more descriptive terms.
According to the Construction Defect Center, “We are now also very concerned about cast iron Chinese plumbing pipes that flooded the USA prior to 2010. The Chinese made cast iron plumbing pipes could be subject to leaks and failures. The Chinese made cast iron pipes were installed in Southern California and we will assume elsewhere in midrise or high rise buildings along with schools and commercial buildings.
“Our question is at what point will US homebuilders, construction companies and plumbing or building supply companies figure out-they are not saving money by selling poorly made Chinese plumbing or building products? If you fail to learn from history you are doomed to repeat it.”
Note: Within the next two months the Construction Defect Center will compile a list of all defective residential or commercial plumbing pipes or brass fittings that have been subject to litigation in the last 20 years to prevent home purchasers or investors from unknowingly purchasing a property that needs to be re-piped or needs to undergo a complete plumbing system replacement. The Center will also suggest qualified licensed and insured plumbing contractors in each state that can do the retrofit-or replacement in the most professional and cost effective way possible. http://
For more information about the allegedly defective Chinese cast iron pipes please review an informative website on the topic: http://sagewater.com/
truction Defect Center Launches a New Initiative Focused On Making Certain Homeowners in Newer Subdivisions In The Southwest or Northwest Do Not Get Stuck With Expensive Repair Bills
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Construction Defect Center is launching a new initiative to help provide homeowners in a newer subdivision identify what could be serious construction defects, or defective products in their home in states such as California, Washington,Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, Nevada, or New Mexico. For more information a homeowner in a newer subdivision is urged to contact the Construction Defect Center at 866-714-6466.http://ConstructionDefectCenter.Com
The Construction Defect Center has identified a potentially huge problem for homeowners in single family home subdivisions built since 2009 when it comes to construction defects. The problem is homeowners in newer subdivisions in states like California, Washington, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, Nevada, or New Mexico rarely even know each other, let alone discuss common problems they may have with their home’s. http://ConstructionDefectCenter.Com
The Center says, “We have seen instance after instance where a newer subdivision might have defective plumbing pipes, defective windows, defective roofs, defective siding, or stucco, and the homeowners in the subdivision never talk about these common issues, and as a result it is the homeowner, not the homebuilder that gets stuck with the repair bill. These repair bills could easily be over ten thousand dollars per home, especially if we are talking about re-piping a home, replacing all of the windows, residing, or re-roofing a home.
“Once we have confirmed a serious construction defect issue with a homeowner in a newer subdivision we will do our best to locate the most skilled, and experienced local, or regional construction defect law firm and then use their inspectors to determine how widespread the problem is in that specific subdivision. In all likelihood the inspections will identify other issues as well. Our bottom line is we don’t want homeowners in these single family home subdivisions stuck with the repair bill for repairs that should not be their problem.”
“If you are a homeowner in a single family home in a subdivision built after 2009 that has noticed issues with your home’s plumbing, exterior siding, or stucco, your roof, hardwood flooring, windows, or electrical system, and you have put off doing anything about it, please call us at 866-714-6466, and we will try to determine if you are not the only one in your subdivision with these issues.” http://ConstructionDefectCenter.Com
Metro Area Subdivisions Targeted by the Construction Defect Center’s Construction Defect Initiative:
- California: San Jose, Sacramento, Los Angeles, South Orange County, San Diego, Riverside
- Washington: Seattle, Tacoma, Federal Way, Everett, Vancouver, Bellingham
- Colorado: Denver, Colorado Springs, Durango
- Arizona: Phoenix, Tucson, Prescott
- Nevada: Las Vegas, Reno
- Oregon: Portland, Salem
- New Mexico: Albuquerque, Las Cruses, Santa Fe
For more information a homeowner in a newer subdivision built after 2009 with potential serious construction defects is welcome to call the Construction Defect Center at 866-714-6466 to see if they qualify for their initiative. http://ConstructionDefectCenter.Com
Construction Defect Center Launches a New Initiative Focused on New Home or Condominium Defective Siding, Roofs and Windows in the Southwest and Pacific Northwest
WASHINGTON, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Construction Defect Center is launching an initiative to help homeowners in a newer subdivision, or condominium projects in California,Washington, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, or Colorado, if their stucco, or wood siding is showing signs of failing, if their roof is leaking, or if their windows fail to open, close properly or if the windows are leaking. For more information concerned homeowners are urged to call the Construction Defect Center anytime at 866-714-6466. http://ConstructionDefectCenter.Com
The Construction Defect Center is launching an aggressive initiative in the US West focused on making certain homeowners, who within the last few years have purchased a new home in a subdivision, a condominium project or townhouse, do not get left holding the bag for expensive repair bills to fix shoddy workmanship, or to replace defective products.
Their initiative is focused on construction defects in new homes in a subdivision, condominium units, or townhouses in California, Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Nevada, and Arizona. The Center is urging homeowners in these states to call them anytime at 866-714-6466 if their wood or stucco siding has cracked or has failed, if their roof is leaking, if their windows are leaking, if their home’s windows fail to open or close properly, and/or if a homeowner has had repeated appliance or plumbing problems. http://ConstructionDefectCenter.Com
The Construction Defect Center says, “If you live in California, Arizona, Colorado, or Nevada and your new home’s stucco has begun to crack, or if you live in Oregon or Washington and your exterior wood siding is starting to warp or turn black from mold, it might not seem like a big deal – but it is. Another problem we know for certain that exists in newer homes in subdivisions or condominium units is the homebuilder used super cheap appliances that only last a few years.”
The Center believes the biggest problem for new construction homeowners in any one of these situations is they ignore construction defect problems after first moving in, and/or they ignore the construction defects after their one-year home warranty period is up.
Further complicating the problem, homeowners in new subdivisions, condominium projects, or townhouses infrequently talk to each other, or compare notes, so they fail to understand their construction defect issue is shared by numerous others. The common denominator is the homebuilder.
For more information concerned homeowners with these types of construction defects, or defective appliance issues, are urged to contact the Construction Defect Center anytime at 866-714-6466 for possible help. http://ConstructionDefectCenter.Com
The specific metro areas targeted by the Construction Defect Center’s initiative are the metro areas of Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, the East Bay, San Jose, Riverside, orSacramento, California, the metro areas of Seattle, Tacoma, Everett, Washington, the metro areas of Portland, or Eugene, Oregon, the metro areas of Phoenix, or Tucson, Arizona, the metro areas of Denver, or Colorado Springs, Colorado, or the metro areas of Las Vegas, or Reno, Nevada.http://ConstructionDefectCenter.Com
Construction Defect Center Now Urges Homeowners In the South Or Midwest Who Have A Atlas Chalet Shingle Roof To Call Them If Their Roof Has Failed
December 09, 2013
The Construction Defect Center says, “Because according to court records Atlas is no longer making the Atlas Chalet shingle, many homeowners are now stuck with a complete replacement of their home’s roofing shingles. Court documents allege Atlas Chalet roofing shingles began to blister within the first year of installation, and show significant loss of granulation, and these shingles had issues related to premature cracking.” The Construction Defect Center is encouraging any homeowner who has the Atlas Chalet shingle on their home’s roof to call them immediately at 866-714-6466, if the following has happened:
- Loss of granulation on the Atlas Chalet roof shingle
- The Atlas Chalet roof shingle has blistered
- The Atlas Chalet roof shingle has cracked.
The Construction Defect Center is urging homeowners whose roof has Atlas Chalet shingles to contact them immediately at 866-714-6466, especially if the homeowner has unsuccessfully attempted to get the manufacturer replace this specific type of roof shingle-with no success, and especially if the home is located to the US Southeast, or Midwest.
What is a Atlas Chalet Shingle? According to court records, the Atlas Chalet shingle was supposedly created to provide an affordable shingle that has the eye appeal of the more expensive architectural shingle. The Atlas Chalet was a shingle that was manufactured to provide a dimensional appearance in a granule overlay shingle. It is not an “architectural shingle” but rather achieved this look by utilizing random color palettes in a double thickness and creating a shadow line. The result is a 3 tab shingle that provides the eye-appeal of an architectural shingle. The Construction Defect Center says,”If you are a homeowner with a roofing product called the Atlas Chalet shingle, and this specific type of roof shingle has started to crack, blister or curl, please call us immediately at 866-714-6466, and we will do our best to make certain you get to national caliber law firms that are working on the Atlas Chalet shingle litigation.” http://ConstructionDefectCenter.Com
For attribution purposes please review the Harris Martin news announcement about the Atlas Chalet shingle litigation: http://harrismartin.com/article/17095/jpml-will-address-proposed-atlas-chalet-roofing-shingles-mdl-at-dec-hearing/.
Case number: (0:13-cv-01505-TLW). The suit was filed on June 3, 2013 in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, Rockhill Division
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Construction Defect Center Now Launches an Initiative Focused on Chinese Copper Residential Plumbing Pipe & Leaks in Newer Subdivisions-Homeowners-Plumbers Save the Pipe
The Construction Defect Center says, “We fear cheap Chinese copper residential plumbing pipe is about to become one more big problem for US homeowners, so we are requesting plumbers, or homeowners in subdivisions, or condominium projects to save a section of cooper pipe that developed a pin hole leak in a home, or condominium project that was built anytime after 2005.” Homeowners, or plumbers please make certain the section of pipe is long enough, so the Construction Defect Center can make out the country of origin stamp that is required to be on the pipe. http://ConstructionDefectCenter.Com
Two years ago, the Construction Defect Center began an investigation of copper residential plumbing pipe that was used in new US subdivisions, or condominium projects built after 2005. Initially the groups focus was on cheap, or poorly made copper residential plumbing pipe from China. The group is now looking at all makers-but the emphasis is still Chinese residential copper plumbing pipes, or tubes. The Construction Defect Center’s new worry is the Chinese were possibly marking their copper residential plumbing pipes as Made in the USA, as opposed to marking the copper pipe as made in China. The group believes a journeyman level plumber would instantly know there was a problem based on the weight he pipe that developed a leak in a home in a subdivision, or condominium unit-because they are seeing the same types of leaks in the same condominiums, or single family home subdivisions. The Construction Defect Complaint Center now wants to hear from plumbing companies, or plumbers is all US states, who have seen the same thing, or share the same concerns about poorly made Chinese made residential copper plumbing pipes, or tubes, the weight of these pipes, and the fact they are failing at unprecedented levels. If a plumber, or plumbing company in the US has proof of this, or has saved some of the Chinese copper pipe they are encouraged to contact the Construction Defect Center at 866-714-6466. http://ConstructionDefectCenter.Com
According to Bloomberg News, “On September 27th 2010 The U.S. imposed dumping duties on copper pipes and tubes from China. TheUnited States Department of Commerce imposed the anti dumping sanctions because Chinese copper tube, and pipe makers were flooding the US market. US Manufacturers have complained about dumping less expensive Chinese made copper plumbing pipes on the US markets, and as importantly they have expressed concern about the quality of the Chinese copper pipe.” http://ConstructionDefectCenter.Com
The Construction Defect Center is reiterating their warning from earlier in 2012 that all US homeowners, in newer homes built, or remodeled after 2005 to be on the lookout for unexplainable mystery plumbing leaks, especially if it involves copper plumbing pipe. The group is urging US homeowners; especially those in newer subdivisions, or condominium projects to keep the section of copper pipe that was replaced, because it could be vital evidence, should the home need to have all Chinese made copper plumbing pipe replaced. The recommend the pipe section needs to be long enough to indicate where it was made. The group says, “Potentially defective Chinese made copper plumbing pipe is just one more reason the US has to start making things again. What money does anyone save if the entire house has to have all of its Chinese made copper pipe replaced?” http://ConstructionDefectCenter.Com
Construction Defect Center Begins a New Initiative Focused On What Could Be Defective Chinese Made Copper Plumbing Pipes & Warns US Homeowners To Be On The Lookout
Monday, February 13, 2012
The Construction Defect Center is becoming increasingly concerned about Chinese made construction building products, that began flooding the US, since 2004, or earlier. The group’s new worry is Chinese made copper plumbing pipes, may not meet acceptable plumbing standards in the United States. The Construction Defect Center is openly saying, “We have some of this Chinese made copper pipe, its too light to be copper, or 100% copper, we are not sure what it is. The only thing we know for sure is it was made in China. We are aware of K,L & M copper plumbing type grades, and the copper Chinese pipe we now have was none of the above. We fear this is one more really big problem for US homeowners, courtesy of US homebuilders going cheap, and Chinese manufacturers not caring about the quality of their products. We now fear Chinese made copper residential plumbing pipe is going to become one more really big mess for US homeowners.”http://ConstructionDefectCenter.Com
(PRWEB) February 13, 2012
The Construction Defect Center is the one of the premier advocates for US homeowners stuck with defective building material, or plumbing products. The group is now expressing grave concern over Chinese made imported copper plumbing pipes, that were widely used during the US housing boom, that went from 2004, and ended in 2007. On Friday February 3rd 2012, the group was present when a plumber removed a section of Chinese made copper pipe, that had sprung a pinhole sized leak, in a major US home builder subdivision, in Southern California. The problem is the home was only five years old, and when the copperish colored pipe was removed the only obvious thing to everyone in attendance was the pipe was not 100% copper, and it did not meet any plumbing building codes, and could not have been graded along the lines of K, L, or M standard copper plumbing grades. The Construction Defect Center then called plumbers in various formerly hot US real estate markets like Las Vegas, Phoenix, Dallas, Miami, and learned the Chinese made copper pipe failing, or leaking is a nationwide problem. The Construction Defect Center is now openly warning home builders, and building supply houses, “While it may be too late for many of you, we are saying buying Chinese building products is not worth the hassle, if the product does not meet US building codes. Don’t believe us? Lets see how many major US home builders are still in business as soon as the long term health effects of toxic Chinese drywall are known.” http://ConstructionDefectCenter.Com
According to Bloomberg News, “On September 27th 2010 The U.S. imposed dumping duties on copper pipes and tubes from China. The United States Department of Commerce imposed the anti dumping sanctions because Chinese copper tube, and pipe makers were flooding the US market. US Manufacturers have complained about dumping less expensive Chinese made copper plumbing pipes on the US markets, and as importantly they have expressed concern about the quality of the Chinese copper pipe.”
The Construction Defect Center is warning all US homeowners, in newer homes built, or remodeled after 2004 to be on the lookout for unexplainable mystery plumbing leaks, especially if it involves copper pipe. The group is urging US homeowners; especially those in newer subdivisions, or condominium projects to keep the section of copper pipe that was replaced, because it could be vital evidence, should the home need to have all Chinese made copper plumbing pipe replaced. The group says, “Potentially defective Chinese made copper plumbing pipe is just one more reason the US has to start making things again. What money does anyone save if the entire house has to have all of its Chinese made copper pipe replaced?” http://ConstructionDefectCenter.Com
The Construction Defect Center says, “Adding insult to injury, defective construction material is not covered on a standard homeowners insurance policy. Translation-there is no homeowners insurance coverage for this new Chinese building product disaster.”http://ConstructionDefectCenter.Com