WINFIELD - A man is suing AB Contracting Inc. after he claims it was negligent in constructing a home he purchased.

Bradley W. Harris purchased a residence from AB in September 2006, according to a complaint filed April 29 in Putnam Circuit Court.

Harris claims when he put the residence on the market in 2012, Advantage Home & Environment Inspections found numerous problems with the residence.

The Advantage home inspection report indicated there were several structural deficiencies, which allowed for water intrusion and which resulted in damage to the residence, according to the suit.

Harris claims improper installation of the dishwasher caused a leak, which resulted in additional structural damage.

Advantage also noted improper piping, an incorrectly sized circuit breaker for the furnace and the absence of a GFCI breaker in the garage, according to the suit.

Harris claims when he purchased the residence he was not made aware of any of the conditions Advantage discovered.

Jarrett General Contracting Company Inc. was retained to perform repairs on the residence and Harris paid Jarrett $35,414.80 for the repairs necessitated by the improper design and construction of the residence, according to the suit.

Harris claims AB negligently designed and constructed the residence, which caused him to suffer damages.

AB breached its contract with Harris because of the poorly designed and constructed residence, which caused the residence to sustain extensive damage and required repairs and corrections, which caused Harris damages, according to the suit.

Harris is seeking compensatory damages. He is being represented by Robert H. Sweeney Jr. and Allison M. Subacz of Jenkins Fenstermaker PLLC.

Putnam Circuit Court case number: 13-C-125

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