Defective Concrete Blocks

If your property has been built with defective concrete blocks, causing cracks in walls to appear, you could be entitled to claim redress. To find out more about claiming compensation for cracks in house walls, contact us at Gibson & Associates today.

Crumbling blocks

Defective concrete blocks are causing problems in homes across Ireland. Home-owners throughout Crumbling Blocks & Defective Propertythe country have reported cracks in house walls – including both internal and external walls. Most will find the cracks in house walls become increasingly large over time, and in some cases residents need only rub the wall with their fingers for the crumbling blocks to disintegrate.

At first home-owners may be told these are settlement cracks, whereby hairline fractures develop in the first few years after construction. However, if the cracking gets worse, it will be apparent that there is in fact a problem with the concrete blocks themselves. The same is true if cracks in walls develop more than five years after construction.

Cracks in walls of house – can I claim?

Living in a property with defective concrete blocks will be extremely worrying. Questions will be raised as to the structural integrity of the building, while the crumbling blocks can cause dust and debris to enter the house, irritating the lungs. Cracks in house walls will also lead to cracks in the plaster and paint, which can be expensive and time-consuming to repair.

The consequences of defective concrete blocks will therefore be very harmful, both on a physical and financial level. Nevertheless, help may be available to those affected by defective concrete blocks, as it may be possible to obtain compensation for the damage caused. This would provide the money needed to replace the crumbling blocks, and to repair the cracks in walls, plaster and paint.

If you have got cracks in house walls and would like to know what options are available to you, do not hesitate to speak to a legal expert. A solicitor will be able to suggest whether you are able to pursue a claim for defective concrete blocks.

Cracks in walls of house – get expert legal help

To find out more about claiming compensation for defective concrete blocks, get in touch with us at Gibson & Associates.

You can call us on 1890 989 289 or email us on info@gibsonandassociates.ie. If you would prefer to contact us online you can complete our Online Enquiry and we will be in touch shortly.

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