Should I let my neighbor perform underpinning?

What is underpinning? Underpinning is the process of installing a new “foundation” under your existing foundation as a means of structural support. It is typically necessary when your neighbor is developing their property and their new foundation (and hence their … Continue reading

What is a “construction license access agreement?”

Building in New York is tough and its expensive.  Building in the close confines found in many parts of New York often adds an additional problem:  you may need to access your neighbor’s property to perform part of the construction … Continue reading

Legal Aspects of Water Intrusion and Mold Contamination

Introduction to Water Intrusion The protection of the exterior and interior aspects of a building from unwanted water, moisture and mold is a function of the integrity of the “building envelope”. Water intrusion, which is a breach and compromise of … Continue reading