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Cutting corners always seems to catch up with you.
Think of the uproar surrounding every instance of poisoning from undercooked food. Consider the dire consequences of sloppy legal representation. Remember the dozens of hidden camera investigations that caught service providers slacking on the job.
Then consider this: If it can happen there, it can happen at your house. A study reported by the California Department of Real Estate estimates that one-third of new residential and commercial construction has a significant structural defect.
"The problem is, the developer accepts the lowest bid from the contractor," said Thomas Miller, co-author of "Home and Condo Defects: A Consumer Guide to Faulty Construction." "You get what you pay for. They're not going to give you the quality and the materials and the supervision that you would expect, in your home."
Miller should know. He is the majority owner of The Miller Law Firm in Newport Beach, …