Labor and Materials Shortages Causing Impact on Construction Quality

As supply chain, labor and material delays and shortages continue, so do their impacts on the construction and homebuilding industries.

According to For Construction Pros, the prevalence of construction defects in new housing often accompanies periods of high demand. When sources of trained labor dry up, builders must obtain workers from unconventional sources—sometimes from the parking lot at Home Depot. The same is true for building materials in short supply—substitutions or changes in accepted installation practices. In addition, builders substitute lower-quality materials for traditional building products. Each of these factors can negatively influence construction quality.

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