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Facing legal problems in regards to your building?

You are not alone!

Recognized in Court, our experts are there to support you through the legal process

LEGAL EXPERTISE

Facing legal problems in regards to your building?

You are not alone!

Recognized in Court, our experts are there to support you through the legal process

EXPERTISE AND SUPPORT

Our experience at your service.  Our specialists in hidden defects are recognized in the industry for their scientific rigor, their deep knowledge of the building science, their practical approach to construction and for their impartiality. Our experts are trained to analyze your building, identify the sources of problems and advise you for the whole expertise process.

HIDDEN DEFECT
Counter-expertise
Counter-expertise
Construction and design defects
Hidden or visible defects
Conciliation
Arbitration

EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE

vices cachés

We commit ourselves to treat your house as if it was our own and to leave it as clean as it was on our arrival

contre-expertise

We will make recommendations based on our observations and our expert’s knowledge

arbitrage

We will give you a fair estimation of the time needed for the assessment to avoid surprises

vice de construction

All cases are submitted to a quality-control department to guarantee a service of a higher quality that anything else in the industry

vice de conception

We commit ourselves to explain in clear and understandable terms the issues found during the inspection

conciliation

We remain at your disposal for all questions or precisions even after the delivery of the report

CASES WON IN COURT BY OUR EXPERTS

Warning : The situations below are real summarized cases. They cannot replace in any way the work and opinion of our expert since each case is unique. If you have doubts concerning your situation, contact us and get help from our expertise department.

INCONFORT

High heating bills

Our customer complains about discomforts and the difficulty to keep a constant heating temperature inside a condo unit. The expertise revealed an important amount of air leaks and a problem with the mechanical ventilation.

Conclusion: Faulty workmanship during the building construction.

DIFFUSION D'ODEURS

Odor diffusion between condo units

A young couple complains of odor diffusion between two condo units. The main cause was the lack of airtightness between the units, especially around the ventilation ducts and plumbing pipes going through partition walls.

Conclusion: The contractor will have to complete the sealing work

MOISISSURE ET QUALITÉ D'AIR INTÉRIEUR

An unwelcome roommate

A tenant complains about mold problems in his apartment. The expertise proved the tenant’s lifestyle was accountable for the appearance of molds growths, because of an excessive production of humidity from his part.

Conclusion: Our client, the building owner, wins the cause and is not held responsible.

PROBLÈMES DE BÂTIMENT

Damaging leaks

Following the purchase of a multiplex building, the presence of an important water leaks causing significant damages is reported to the owner. Our investigation establishes that this water leak problem could not have been detected at the time of the purchase. The leaks were caused by poor workmanship on the roof and inappropriate corrective actions.

Conclusion: Our client, the building owner, wins the cause. The previous owner will have to pay for corrective work stated in our expertise report.

VICE CACHÉ

Hidden defect in the basement

Following the acquisition of their home, the owners (our clients) decided to renovate their basement (aesthetic and insulation). Once the drywall removed, watermarks and mold were found on the foundation. The situation was the same on all basement walls. The expertise revealed that this situation could not have been seen during the pre-purchase inspection.

Conclusion: Following expertise and counter-expertise, the seller had to pay the repairs needed to fix this hidden defect.

THERMOGRAPHIE D'UN PLANCHER CHAUFFANT

An uncomfortable floor

The owners of a newly build house notice large variations of temperature from one room to another. These variations are caused, according to them, by a defective radiant floor. The expertise revealed that several articles from the building code for radiant floors have not been followed.

Conclusion: The contractor was ask to do the necessary repair work

AFFAISSEMENT DE STRUCTURE

Cracks in the interior finishes

Following the construction of a multiplex building, members from the condo association (our clients) find cracks in the upper parts of their walls.  Also, they notice doors are difficult to close and some cracks in the floor covering. After our expertise, it turns out there is a difference in height on each floor of the building. This problem is caused by inadequate structural calculation during the building conception and the absence of ground tests (bearing capacity).

Conclusion: The contractor was ask to do the necessary repair work

SATISFIED CUSTOMER REVIEWS

« Merci pour les recommandations, le suivi de mon dossier, ainsi que le professionnalisme de l’ensemble des intervenants. Les recommandations apportées m’ont permis de rectifier la situation et j’en suis très heureux. »

Norman Comtois – Sutton

« J’ai été impressionné par le professionnalisme de l’expert, par son savoir-faire et ses interventions dans cette situation délicate: un cas de litige. Je ne regrette pas d’avoir fait appel à l’équipe de Legault-Dubois; vous avez su répondre à toutes mes attentes et j’ai été servi par de vrais professionnels! »

Pavel de Liamchin – Saint-Lambert

« Merci pour tout. Votre technologue était professionnel et fort agréable. Une très belle expérience-client. »

Alexandre Franco – Boucherville

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