We have gone over some of the causes of construction disputes (such as problems related to a contract), and as a construction company owner, you may have encountered some of them firsthand. In this blog post, we will take a look at disagreements that arise over site conditions, a potentially serious problem that can lead to significant challenges which may even derail a construction project altogether. As the owner of a construction company, you should approach these situations with extreme caution, not only to protect your financial interests but to protect the reputation of your business as well.
A dispute over site conditions may surface for a number of reasons. For example, subsurface condition differences or some other change that was not anticipated could be the source of disagreement. Ultimately, these disputes can lead to costly and time-consuming lawsuits if they cannot be resolved outside of the courtroom. Sometimes, it may be possible to discuss the ordeal and resolve the disagreement amicably, but these disputes often lead to heightened tensions and strong emotions, making productive communication all but impossible.
Unfortunately, it is impossible to predict everything that can go wrong on a construction project and problems such as these are a part of doing business. Fortunately, construction company owners do have some control over their circumstances when these disputes come up, such as preparing for court and examining all details of the case thoroughly. To read more about some of the legal considerations that are related to this topic, visit our construction disputes page.