Construction projects have a lot of variables that must be taken into consideration throughout the course of the project. Issues that occur during the process can cause frustration for the person who commissioned the project. In some cases, the issues that occur are more than just a minor inconvenience and will dictate the need to take action.
The type of action that you take must be carefully considered. Here are a few points to consider when you are dealing with headaches because of a construction project.
Construction projects come with contracts. This is the starting point for determining what you are going to do. One issue that might occur is a delay in the project. The contract should include a schedule for the project. Deviating from this schedule would require the contractor to have open and urgent contact with you. It is up to you to determine what is an acceptable reason for a delay, so make sure that you review the contract to see if there are any covered in it.
Another issue that might come up is that things aren't done in the same manner that was planned for the project. Sometimes, deviations from blueprints or changes made without your permission can lead to the outcome being much different than what was planned. In these cases, you might need to take action to get the deviation corrected. Obviously, you shouldn't be expected to pay for something that you didn't approve, but you might have to take legal action to get the situation corrected without you having to be the person to cover the costs.
Substandard work is another issue that you might encounter. This is another instance that might require you to take legal action to get the situation corrected. Learning your options in this case, as well as the others, can help you formulate a plan.
Source: Home Advisor, "6 Common Construction Problems & Solutions," accessed Dec. 28, 2017