Des Moines Construction Fraud Attorneys
As a business owner, you expect that a builder will come in and do the work agreed upon in a timely manner. Given the highly competitive nature of the construction market, companies have to rely chiefly upon their reputation in order to generate and maintain a customer base, so it would seem that they, too, would have an interest in abiding by the terms of a contractual agreement. Even still, some companies falter, seemingly tempted by quick, unfair monetary gains.
If your company has been the victim of construction fraud, your ability to conduct business and provide customers with the services that you offer may be impaired by incomplete or inadequate construction work. Contact the Des Moines construction fraud lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling (877) 327-2600 to schedule a consultation if you believe that a construction company or contractor has misrepresented its capacities or its work to you.
Types of Construction Fraud
One of the difficulties facing a business owner who is seeking to have a construction project completed is that he or she is in some degree at the mercy of a builder’s honesty in all aspects of a job. That leaves them vulnerable to the following forms of construction fraud
- Insufficient Build Quality: the methods or materials used to complete a project are below reasonable quality standards
- Overestimating Labor: distorting the number of hours that are required to complete job in order to inflate the expense, or overstating the amount of actual hours worked
- Exorbitant Cost of Materials: misrepresentation of the expense of either building stock or equipment, or significant overpayment for a particular item intended to deceive you
Many incidents of construction fraud are easily overlooked because they exist in a sort of gray area. When it comes to billing, exaggerating the numbers just a little bit here and there can be difficult to spot, but it can add up in the end.
There is no excuse for poor craftsmanship or incomplete work when you have paid for and agreed upon professional quality work. For assistance in bringing a claim against a fraudulent builder, contact the experienced Des Moines construction fraud attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (877) 327-2600.