Law Offices of Thor O. Emblem

Concealed Site Conditions

California Construction and Differing Site Conditions Lawyer

Undiscovered Native American archeological sites can exist anywhere in the state.  There are significant soil variations at construction sites including igneous rock, sandstone, shale, and organics.  Even with soil borings, no one has X-ray vision and can guarantee that differing site condition problems won’t adversely affect a project once construction begins.  Significant to California are also fault zones.

At The Law Offices of Thor O. Emblem in San Diego County, California, we assist clients throughout the construction industry in resolving a broad range of legal problems.  From drafting and reviewing contracts to surety bond claims and dispute resolution, our experienced construction law attorneys can help land and project owners, architects, engineers and contractors find fair ways to deal with concealed site conditions.  Contact us to learn more.

Equitable Solutions to Concealed Site Problems

With differing site conditions, it is important to find an equitable adjustment to the construction contract for any latent subsurface conditions that are discovered.

Our firm’s attorneys understand the need for differing site condition clauses based on Federal Acquisition Regulations and are well versed in California’s Differing Site Conditions laws involving:

  • Written notice requirement for contractors
  • Owner’s duty to investigate the site
  • Dispute resolution through arbitration
  • Highway contracts for roads and bridges
  • Other contracts between owners and contractors

Contact Our California Concealed-Site Attorneys

The Law Offices of Thor O. Emblem is committed to the successful completion of your construction project.  Whether you face a conflict over differing site conditions or another construction concern, contact our California construction law firm to schedule an appointment to discuss your legal options.