Glassman, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox, PC has handled several cases involving concrete litigation and concrete law. Our team consists of several attorneys that have direct experience with concrete materials, including one shareholder that has a degree in Engineering and another shareholder that spent time as a concrete technician for a major road construction company. The firm has likewise assisted concrete companies with contractual review and drafting, as well as litigation involving concrete materials, concrete testing, high strength concrete, concrete industry standards, ACI/ASTM guidelines, and more.
Alleged Defective Concrete
The integrity of residential and commercial concrete foundations, slabs, flatwork, sidewalks, driveways and more can be compromised by concrete. Such concrete-related defects can assume many forms, including:
- Poor foundation design
- Shallow foundation footings
- Failure to pre-saturate building pads before pouring concrete slabs
- Heaving and cracking concrete slabs caused by expansive clay soils
- Inadequate vapor barriers under concrete slabs
- Interior flooring damaged by moisture
- Poorly grouted post tension cables
- Corrosion of seismic hardware
- Concrete slabs damaged by chlorides, alkali and other chemicals
Our team of lawyers is available to consult or discuss concrete law related claims including the above.
Concrete Truck Accidents
While cement or concrete mixer trucks vary in size, such a truck can weight up to 30,000 pounds and can haul up to another 30,000 pounds of wet concrete materials, including aggregates, sand, cement, water, admixtures and more. Our team of lawyers stands ready to assist with the defense of concrete truck related accidents.
We understand the special factors that come into play for concrete truck accidents, including the weight of the trucks, the guidelines for operating concrete trucks, the maintenance and upkeep of the trucks, and the timing for when the concrete materials must be unloaded at a project site.
We Know the Difference Between Cement and Concrete
Unlike many law firms, our attorneys know that cement is a piece of the final concrete mixture. We understand the types of cement and the additional components that can be added to concrete in lieu of and/or in addition to cement (e.g. Class C Fly Ash, Class F Fly Ash, Slag). We invite you to contact our team of lawyers today to discuss a concrete-related dispute.
High Strength Concrete
As concrete lawyers, we understand the care that must be afforded to high strength concrete, which is generally concrete that must core within 28 days at 6,000psi or greater. We understand the need for the special care of concrete test cylinders of high strength concrete. We understand that it is recommended that high strength concrete be cured in water baths before testing by an accredited testing entity. We understand that need for cooling boxes onsite and the need for high/low thermometers. We understand concrete law.
How We Can Help
There are many reasons to hire a concrete lawyer. For example, your objective in hiring a concrete lawyer may be to (1) have a construction contract reviewed or drafted, (2) get an evaluation of a construction and concrete related claim or dispute, (3) file a lawsuit or prepare a demand for arbitration, (4) obtain a defense of an action filed against you, (5) initiate a request for mediation, (6) assist in recovering an unpaid contract balance, or (7) to get legal advice about the consequences of a particular course of action. We welcome the opportunity to speak to you about each of these areas.
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