New-home construction is supposed to be perfect, right? After all, it's built to your specifications and to modern codes, and probably passes a municipal inspection. But construction defects do happen. If you're facing some unpleasant surprises in your newly built home -- leaks in the roof or windows, plumbing that was never hooked up, lower-quality materials than you thought you'd been promised -- you're probably looking for a remedy. Indeed, many states' laws provide specific guidelines for when you can make a claim agains a home builder who failed to deliver what was promised. Learn more here.