We bought a current home about 5 years ago, this house has wooden bridge connecting from our garage to the road so we drive on this bridge to get out to the street.
recently we had termite inspection and they noticed there are fungus on the bridge due to built with wrong material. They said the bridge was built with interior wood material so clearly not for outdoor and thats why it got fungus. And they told us the bridge needs to be completely replaced and it would cost over $40,000.
So I wonder if we can sue someone about this? if we can, who can we sue? the house seller or the company who did this bridge?(which we don't know who built this) or someone else?
I would need more information in order to answer this question. Given that you note that you purchased the home 5 years ago, there may be limitation periods that could impact any action as typically the limitation period for breach of written contract is 4 years (California Code of Civil Procedure § 337). There is, however, a 10 year statute of repose in California to bring claims for “latent” construction defects that are not apparent by reasonable inspection (California Code of Civil Procedure § 337.15). There could also be extensions on the limitation period for such things as fraud (California Code of Civil Procedure § 338(d)). The long and short is that more information would be necessary for me to consider further.
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