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Single Family Home with Soils Problem

Attorneys at Ward & Hagen represented a family in Encinitas whose newly constructed single-family home was showing significant damage from soils movement. The family attempted to have the builder assess and fix the problem, but only saw delays as the damage to their home became more apparent. The builder and subcontractors were responsible for the rough grading of the half acre lot and expert testing showed the soils around the home were moving and would continue to do so for an indefinite period of time. A global settlement was reached for over $837,000 representing cost of repairs for extensive work to re-level the slab and foundations and to stabilize the underlying soils as well as to compensate the homeowners for loss of use of the home during the period of repairs.

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