The residential building bubble burst in 2008, but the preceding wave of construction left another small boom in its wake: construction defect repairs.

The supply of poorly built homes needing repairs will last for years, said Sean Gores, owner of Sean Gores Construction, which focuses exclusively on fixing defects. “With the building boom, everybody and your brother became a contractor,” he said.

“Your landscaping guys became your roofers. The guy who was just putting on Sheetrock now is putting in your siding.”

In Oregon, most construction defect work stems from water damage. Water can get into homes many ways, and repair contractors see them all. From DJC Oregon.