Construction Defects Attorney

A property is a significant investment. Construction defects can jeopardize that investment and potentially put lives in danger.

You shouldn't have to pay the price for poor construction. A construction defects lawyer can help you hold negligent builders responsible.

Wenholz | Dow, P.C., Trial Lawyers in Austin, Texas, has practiced this kind of law for decades. Here is how we can help you...

How Can Our Lawyers Help?

Free Case Review

When you hire our construction defect attorneys, we will conduct a thorough review of your situation free of charge so we can determine if you have a case. After more than 30 years of practicing construction law in Texas, our attorneys have developed a network of world-class experts that can inspect your property and help us determine liability for defective construction.

Legal Action

These cases can be extremely complex because so many entities are involved in the construction of a building. A single construction defect case may involve an architecture firm, a product manufacturer, a construction company, contractors, and more. Our lawyers in Austin, Texas, know how to navigate this form of litigation and can initiate a lawsuit on your behalf against the responsible parties.


Our construction defect attorneys are focused on achieving the best possible outcome for our clients. We are committed to taking every case as far as necessary to achieve justice, even if that means going to trial. In situations involving construction defects, you may be able to recover compensation for repair costs, medical bills (in case the defect resulted in an injury), and more. Over the years, our lawyers' aggressive approach to legal representation has helped us secure millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.

"Would Highly Recommend!"

"Wenholz Law Firm handled our home insurance case. They quickly and efficiently mediated a settlement on our behalf that we felt was fair and we were greatly satisfied with the end result. David and his team were professional, knowledgeable and we enjoyed working with them...would highly recommend!" 5-Star Client Review for David C. Wenholz on

You Only Pay Us If We Win

Do you think you have a viable construction defect case, but you're nervous about paying for a lawyer? At Wenholz | Dow, P.C., Trial Lawyers in Austin, Texas, our construction defects lawyers work on a contingency basis, meaning our fee is a percentage of the final recovery. There are no upfront costs when you hire our attorneys, and if your case is unsuccessful, you won't owe us a dime.

Overwhelmed? We Want to Help

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Construction defects can take thousands of dollars to fix, and property owners often feel unsure about how to proceed after a defect is discovered. Our lawyers take pride in helping regular people overcome these challenges.

We Represent Owners of Defective Homes

David C. Wenholz and the other attorneys at Wenholz | Dow feel passionate about taking on construction defect cases. If your home was not built properly, you could have a case against the builder or a number of contractors. Our construction defect attorneys are not afraid of complicated cases with multiple defendants.

Don't Pay for Someone Else's Mistake Schedule a Free Consultation Today

When you bought your house or other property, you trusted that the construction professionals adhered to the best practices of their craft. If that didn't happen, and your building is now affected by a construction defect, you shouldn't have to pay the price. Schedule a free consultation with Wenholz | Dow, P.C., Trial Lawyers in Austin, Texas, so we can help you understand your rights and fight for justice.

Previous clients recommend our attorneys because:

  • We value integrity and transparency
  • We commit to keeping clients informed
  • We are always prepared for trial
  • We have a history of significant victories

You can request a construction defect consultation with our lawyers right now by filling out our online form or calling

(512) 478-2211

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Initial consultations with our firm don't cost anything.

What Can Cause Construction Defects?

Litigation related to construction defects can be complicated because it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what went wrong during construction. Our construction defects lawyers have strong relationships with industry experts who help us investigate these defects. The causes of construction defects typically fall into three main categories: 

Flawed Design

The construction process typically begins with architects and engineers designing a blueprint for a building. If that design involves improper support, poor drainage. insufficient ventilation, or other defects, the damage may not become apparent for years. However, up to 10 years after the fact, architects and designers can be held legally liable for construction defects if the blueprint is to blame.

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Defective Materials

Texas has numerous laws related to what kinds of materials construction workers are permitted to use in a building. Unfortunately, both large corporations and independent contractors sometimes choose to use unsafe materials that are either structurally unsound or a danger to your health. Our attorneys are familiar with the defective materials that often get put in buildings, and they can bring legal action against negligent builders.

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Poor Workmanship

Unfortunately, many construction defects are the result of construction companies and contractors doing unprofessional work. Poor craftsmanship can result in leaks that lead to mold and dry rot, faulty wiring that can become a fire hazard, or poorly supported roofs that may collapse in a storm, among many other defects. Our construction defects lawyers in Austin, Texas, can help you hold builders accountable for shoddy workmanship.

Recommended by Other Lawyers

"As in-house counsel for over 15 years for a Houston real-estate development company, I have worked with many litigators. There are many good ones out there. What sets Luke apart from the rest is the high level of service he gives and his likable personality. Litigation is not so unpleasant when you have a lawyer like Luke to work with. He takes the sting out of the experience." Testimonial from Rosanne E.

The Statute of Repose

In Texas, there is a 10-year "statute of repose" on construction defects cases. That means our attorneys can only start litigation against construction professionals within 10 years of a project's completion.

Previous Owner's Liability

When you bought your home or property from a previous owner, that person or entity was required to inform you of any known construction defects. If that did not happen, they can be held legally responsible for your damages. Our attorneys in Austin, Texas, are skilled in construction defects litigation and can help you determine whether a previous owner may have failed to uphold their legal duties during a property transaction. For a complete and thorough review of your construction defects case, request a consultation with the attorneys at Wenholz | Dow, P.C., Trial Lawyers today.

David C. Wenholz and J. Luke Dow

Wenholz | Dow, P.C., Trial Lawyers

The team of attorneys at Wenholz | Dow, P.C., Trial Lawyers in Austin, TX, represents victims of car and truck accidents, construction accidents, defective products, and more. Our attorneys prepare every case with the intention of going to trial, and we do not settle for anything less than the best possible outcome for our clients.

Our lawyers are affiliated with the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

To request a consultation with our team, please fill out our online form or call (512) 478-2211.

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