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When you choose CDH for a termite damage attorney in Cleveland, SC, you can rest easy knowing you're in confident, capable hands. Clients trust our law firm for termite damage cases because we have:

  • A Demonstrated Playbook of Strategies
  • A Proven Track Record of Successful Termite Cases
  • Substantial Termite Evidence Lockers with Experts and Depositions
  • Experience Handling Cases Across the Southeast United States
  • Manuals for Many Major Termite Control Companies

Unlike some termite damage law firms, our lawyers study the practices and policies of large termite control and home inspection companies. We use creative strategies to avoid unfair arbitration clauses and have devoted real resources to solving our client's claims.

Simply put, you can trust our termite damage attorneys with your case because we genuinely care about you as our client.

Whether you're a homeowner, commercial property owner, or a homeowner's association, know that you're not alone. If termites are causing damage to your property, don't let giant pest control chains or home inspection franchises take advantage of you. The cost of repairs should fall where it should - on the shoulders of the home inspection company, pest control company, or their insurers.

What Are the Signs of Termite Damage?

It's not always easy to spot the signs of termite damage, especially if you're an average person without much knowledge of the termite species. Plus, termites often wreak havoc in unseen areas like drywall, siding, and the framing of your house, so seeing damage isn't always easy. Despite those challenges, there are some common signs and areas for you to consider.

Some common signs of termite damage include:

  • Termite Swarms in Your Home
  • Discarded Termite Wings in Crawlspaces, Attics, or Other Areas
  • Small Holes or Pin Pricks in Walls
  • Mud Tunnels Running Along the Outer Walls of Your House
  • Dirt Falling Out of Cracks, Power Outlets, or Holes in Walls
  • Warped Doors and Windows

Some of the most common areas where termites do damage include:

  • In and Around Chimneys
  • Around the Bases of Outside Walls
  • In the Floors or Walls of Your Attic
  • In Your Crawlspace
  • Laundry, Bath, and Utility Rooms
  • The Floors and Sinks of Your Kitchen or Bathroom
  • Hollowed Out Wooden Areas Around Your Home

What Should I Do if I Find Termite Damage?

If you find termite damage in your home, it's best not to try and fix it yourself. Why? First, repairing damage from termites is a complicated, painstaking endeavor that requires a skilled, tedious approach. Spotting termite damage and knowing how to fix it requires a deep knowledge of how termites behave and live to get rid of them. Second, and perhaps most importantly, taking a DIY approach to termite damage may ruin your termite lawsuit.

That's true even if you have the skills and experience to do so. You might inadvertently destroy important evidence that is key to your case, which may ruin your chances of compensation for damages and poor work. Instead of trying to repair damage on your own, get a second opinion from a trusted inspector. Once your concerns are verified, it's time to call CDH Law Firm. Our experienced termite damage attorneys will dig into your case and discover if you're one of the thousands of people with grounds for filing a termite lawsuit.

Who Is at Fault for Termite Damage?

We get this question often at CDH Law Firm, though the answer is sometimes unclear. What we do know is that if you're looking for the max amount of compensation, we'll need to discover who was at fault. In some cases, it's easy to determine fault. For example, if you're a new homeowner, and a termite inspector or seller didn't inform you of an infestation, you may have grounds to sue.

However, things get more complex if you rent a home or bought a residence many years ago and have been using a pest control company for termite infestation. You could have grounds for a case against the pest control company, your landlord, or a different third party, depending on the circumstances of your case. That's why working with a termite attorney in Cleveland, SC is so important - so they can investigate the details and damages associated with your infestation and determine who is accountable.

10 Common Excuses for Avoiding Termite Damage Liability

If you have trusted your home with a pest control company and encounter a termite issue, you might not get the help you expect, even if your claim is legitimate. With years of experience fighting big pest control companies and their insurers, we've heard just about every excuse in the book. If you're dealing with a termite problem, be wary if you hear any of the following excuses.

  • 01.The contract you signed releases our company of any liability.
  • 02.We can't help unless you sign a brand-new contract.
  • 03.There's moisture around the damaged areas of your home. We aren't responsible.
  • 04.We're under no obligation to discover hidden termite damage.
  • 05.We won't review your bond unless your property is re-treated.
  • 06.We don't have to pay because you have a re-treat-only contract.
  • 07.You need to pay for re-treatment because our chemicals or pesticides have worn off.
  • 08.You dug up our chemical barrier. Your infestation is not our fault.
  • 09.Our insurance company won't pay you. If you have a complaint, take it up with them.
  • 10.We'll cover the cost of fixing damage, but we won't open walls to see if more damage is present.

However, things get more complex if you rent a home or bought a residence many years ago and have been using a pest control company for termite infestation. You could have grounds for a case against the pest control company, your landlord, or a different third party, depending on the circumstances of your case. That's why working with a termite attorney in Cleveland, SC is so important - so they can investigate the details and damages associated with your infestation and determine who is accountable.

Negligence

Can I Sue a Home Inspector for Negligence?

If your home inspector did not uphold their duties and obligations to you as the home buyer, you could most certainly sue a home inspector.

Unless your termite infestation was new when your home was inspected, it would be hard for a home inspector to miss it. If you just bought a house and you have discovered damage or signs of a termite infestation, contact CHSA Law today. Our team of termite damage attorneys may be able to prove that your inspector failed at spotting and reporting termite issues in your new home.

However, proving negligence is easier said than done without a lawyer by your side. Termite inspectors aren't always expected to find every bit of termite damage, and they're often not the final say in whether your home is damage-free. That's why, with CDH Law Firm as your advocate, we'll ask the hard-hitting questions needed to discover if your inspector missed termite damage for legitimate reasons or if they were careless and negligent. We'll help facilitate a second inspection if needed and will work tirelessly to earn you the compensation you deserve.

Breach

Can I Sue a Home Inspector for Breach of Contract?

You should know that even if your home inspector is legally negligent for missing termite damage or infestations, their liability will often be limited due to the language in their contract.

If your lawsuit doesn't have the proper foundation to prove negligence, your termite damage lawyer in Cleveland, SC may be able to win compensation via breach of contract. In many circumstances, this is the best route to take if it's easier to prove that an inspector violated a contract. For example, suppose the home inspection contract you signed called for a whole-home inspection, and the inspector failed to survey your crawlspace or attic. In that case, you may have a viable claim in court.

At CDH Law Firm, we understand that every termite damage case situation is different. As such, we approach every case with a nuanced, multi-faceted strategy crafted with your best interests in mind.

Cobb, Dill, & Hammett Is Here When You Need Us Most

When a termite prevention company or home inspector is negligent and causes damage to your home, it's time to act fast. You need a trustworthy termite attorney in cityname, state by your side to take the proper steps toward getting compensation.

When you depend on CHSA Law, LLC, you'll receive personalized attention and proactive representation. That's because we make an intentional decision to limit our law firm's overall caseload. This allows us to better focus on our individual clients, many of whom remain with us for generations. We do not pass off cases to paralegals or junior associates but rather prioritize the attorney-client relationship.

We value compassion and integrity, and our practice reflects those values. If you're ready to take a stand, call our office today. Our termite damage lawyers will help create a better future for you, your family, or your business.

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Ask LaFleur: What are the stone monuments in Greenville's Cleveland Park?

Question: What are the four stone monuments located in Cleveland Park?Answer: The monuments can be found along the Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail near the southwestern end of Cleveland Park.They stand in a circle and have no nearby marker to identify their significance.If you ask Paul Ellis, former director of the City's Parks and Recreation Department and the mastermind behind the puzzling stone display, he'll first tell you with a laugh that it's the UFO lan...

Question: What are the four stone monuments located in Cleveland Park?

Answer: The monuments can be found along the Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail near the southwestern end of Cleveland Park.

They stand in a circle and have no nearby marker to identify their significance.

If you ask Paul Ellis, former director of the City's Parks and Recreation Department and the mastermind behind the puzzling stone display, he'll first tell you with a laugh that it's the UFO landing zone.

Of course, that's not the truth.

Ellis said the stones were initially set up to represent a compass. Ellis, a team of volunteers and a handful of parks employees installed it sometime around late 2004 or early 2005.

Much thought went into the display. Ellis had public works crew members transport discarded curb stones removed during downtown renovations to Cleveland Park, where he and his crew used a real compass to properly align the outer stones at north, east, south and west points.

In the center sat a 2-foot-by-2 foot flat stone. Additional, smaller stones were installed between the center and outer markers.

Each of the stones in the middle was laid flush with the ground, while the four outer stones stood tall.

Ellis said he intentionally turned the north, east and west stones rounded side in, while leaving the south stone edge side in. It was, he said, to pay homage to the fact that the south is just a little different.

Shortly after the compass was installed, Ellis said a large flood in 2005 dumped silt in the area, covering more than half of the display. Following the flood, grass grew through the silt, hiding the flat stones and leaving the community with questions about the four remaining stones.

Ellis, who spent 31 years as the director of the City of Greenville Parks and Recreation Department, said his love of Earth art and wonders like Stonehenge inspired him to to install the compass.

Do you have a question you want answered? Send it to elafleur@greenvillenews.com, contact Elizabeth on her Facebook page at facebook.com/ElizabethSLaFleur or send questions via mail to Elizabeth LaFleur, 32 E. Broad St., Greenville, SC 29601. Answers will appear in the Tuesday and Friday print editions of The Greenville News.

2023 US Open Cup Round 2: After massive delays, Richmond Kickers hold off late push from Cleveland SC to advance

The Richmond Kickers won their Second Round match of the 2023 US Open Cup, 3-2 over Cleveland SC. The three-time USL League One MVP and Golden Boot winner, Emiliano Terzaghi scored two goals and assisted on another by Dakota Barnathan in what would end up being a close match between the two sides.This match was a test of endurance between the two sides and the fans. The cup tie was scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m., but storms would delay the match for a couple of hours. The initial kick off finally took place at 9:43 p.m., but after an...

The Richmond Kickers won their Second Round match of the 2023 US Open Cup, 3-2 over Cleveland SC. The three-time USL League One MVP and Golden Boot winner, Emiliano Terzaghi scored two goals and assisted on another by Dakota Barnathan in what would end up being a close match between the two sides.

This match was a test of endurance between the two sides and the fans. The cup tie was scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m., but storms would delay the match for a couple of hours. The initial kick off finally took place at 9:43 p.m., but after another delay, the match would not end until 12:49 a.m.

The win means that the Kickers will move on to Round 3 where they will travel to renew an old rivalry. Richmond will take on D.C. United of Major League Soccer for the seventh time in Open Cup play. It is the second most common matchup of the Modern Era, but the two teams haven’t met since 2013, when D.C. won in penalties.

Another angle on the Kickers’ goal while we wait…@RichmondKickers | @SoccerCLE | #USOC2023 pic.twitter.com/Xynjl8lXck

— U.S. Open Cup (@opencup) April 7, 2023

From the kickoff, Richmond maintained possession and was on the front foot of the match. The Kickers had several good chances throughout the first half, but the first goal would not come until the 31st minute when Emiliano Terzaghi finished a chance provided by Matt Bentley across the face of the goal.

After Terzaghi’s goal, the game would enter its second weather delay. The stoppage began in the 35th minute and the game wouldn’t resume until 11:33 p.m. The resilience of the teams and the fans were tested as the Kickers and Cleveland SC would wait patiently in their locker rooms for over an hour. The delay would eventually come to an end and the teams would play the final 12 minutes of the first half before halftime.

After halftime the Kickers came out again on the front foot. They limited Cleveland’s ability to get on the ball while maintaining the majority of possession in the early part of the second half. After a few half chances, the Kickers would finally break through for their second goal. The Kickers had a streak of corner kicks that finally saw the ball ending up in the back of the net. Nil Vinyals fed a ball into the box to Terzaghi who would eventually put it away for the Kickers’ second goal of the night in the 59th minute.

The Kickers proceeded to attack Cleveland despite their 2-0 lead and they scored a third goal off the foot of Dakota Barnathan, an alum of the local university in Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University. Another corner kick was taken at the 79th minute and the ball would eventually land at Barnathan’s feet via an assist by Emiliano Terzaghi. Dakota put away his chance from the six yard box and Richmond held a 3-0 lead.

However, Cleveland SC fought hard to stay in the game. Immediately after Barnathan’s goal, Tom Beck scored a goal assisted by Kieran Toland after a string of beautiful passes down the left flank of Richmond’s defense. At the 80th minute, the score would be 3-1. Cleveland SC would make things really interesting at the 86th minute when Skye Harter scored from a free kick just outside the 18 yard box. Cleveland SC scored their second goal of the night and it would be 3-2. However, Cleveland would not threaten again after that point and the Richmond Kickers held onto their 3-2 lead to advance to the Third Round where they will face D.C. United.

The match initially appeared to be a dominant performance by the Richmond Kickers, but it would eventually become a survive and advance match for the home side. The Richmond Kickers head coach, Darren Sawatzky said, “it was a really interesting night, having the time off was really frustrating and difficult for all of us, tonight was about surviving and advancing and we’ll go back to the drawing board and get back to work.”

The US Open Cup invites teams to fight through adversity and eventually come out on the other side. The Richmond Kickers were able to fight through three hours of weather delays, maintain their focus, and secure a 3-2 victory over Cleveland SC.

With the win, Richmond has advanced 36 times in the US Open Cup in club history. The 1995 champions are now tied with the LA Galaxy for 7th most in the Modern Era (1995-present).

2023 US Open Cup Round 1: 10-man Cleveland SC holds off Lionsbridge to return to Round 2

Cleveland SC claimed an opening round victory in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup for the second year in a row. On Thursday night, they defeated Lionsbridge FC 1-0 in front of their home fans in North Olmsted, Ohio.With the win, Cleveland SC will advance to Round 2 where they will travel to take on a professional team from USL League One. This year, the opponent will be the Richmond Kickers on April 6.This game was a defensive battle that ended in an all-out physical and emotional war as nine cards, including one red card, were given...

Cleveland SC claimed an opening round victory in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup for the second year in a row. On Thursday night, they defeated Lionsbridge FC 1-0 in front of their home fans in North Olmsted, Ohio.

With the win, Cleveland SC will advance to Round 2 where they will travel to take on a professional team from USL League One. This year, the opponent will be the Richmond Kickers on April 6.

This game was a defensive battle that ended in an all-out physical and emotional war as nine cards, including one red card, were given out during this game.

“We have to be smart and manage the game, some of those cards were cheap.” said Vlad Muresean on what he told his team on handling emotions.

Cleveland SC played near 20 minutes one man down as they held out for the win as Lionsbridge FC was on the attack.

Cleveland was fast from the jump thanks to a high press and a direct attack that kept Lionsbridge in their own end in the first half. Cleveland used their back four defenders to help move the ball up.

The home side tried various through ball attempts to the wings and striker trying to set up offense. Cleveland had more attempts in the first half with three shots on net.

Cleveland held possession for majority of the first half while Lionsbridge could do nothing but buckle down and buckle down they did. Cleveland controlled majority of the of the half while Lionsbridge started to control the ball and keep it away from Cleveland defenders.

Despite Lionsbridge finding their pace on offense, Cleveland found magic in a bottle after Chris Cvecko put one in the back of the net to give Cleveland their first lead in stoppage time. Kieran Toland delivered a through ball to Cvecko on the right side of the penalty area and the veteran forward ran onto it. On his way to the goal, he hit the brakes and cut the ball back to his left foot to avoid a sliding defender, and beat the keeper.

As Cleveland led going into the half there was a yellow card issued to the Lionsbridge bench, this was just the beginning of yellow cards issued.

The second half was a defensive showdown filled with high emotions. Both teams shared the same number of chances on offense. Around the 60th minute of play, the game turned into a heavyweight boxing match. Eight cards were earned in the second half by both sides with a red card received by Jannis Schmidt in the 73rd minute.

Defending for 20 minutes, one man down in an elimination game is a tall task, Cleveland rose to the occasion as Lionsbridge FC tried taking advantage of Cleveland’s misfortune. The visitors had a few golden chances to even up the game, they could not beat the Cleveland back line as time expired eliminating Lionsbridge FC and sending Cleveland SC to Richmond for the Second Round.

“We have nothing to lose … This is a very confident group,” Muresean said about advancing to Round 2 of the US Open Cup. If they are able to upset their first pro team in the next round, they would become the first amateur team from Northern Ohio to reach the Third Round in the Modern Era (1995-present).

Allegiant Air announces new flights from Cleveland to Norfolk, Va., Charleston, S.C.

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Low-cost carrier Allegiant Air will fly this summer from Cleveland Hopkins to Norfolk, Virginia, and Charleston, South Carolina. Both routes will operate twice weekly, starting in early June.Allegiant is the second carrier this week to announce new service between Cleveland and Charleston. ...

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Low-cost carrier Allegiant Air will fly this summer from Cleveland Hopkins to Norfolk, Virginia, and Charleston, South Carolina. Both routes will operate twice weekly, starting in early June.

Allegiant is the second carrier this week to announce new service between Cleveland and Charleston. Frontier Airlines announced Monday its plans to fly to Charleston, starting in early May.

Norfolk hasn’t had nonstop service from Cleveland since Continental Airlines ended that route in 2008. Norfolk International is the gateway airport to several popular tourist destinations, including Virginia Beach and Colonial Williamsburg.

The Norfolk service starts June 7, and runs Fridays and Mondays. Departures leave Cleveland at 2:29 p.m., arriving in Norfolk at 3:49 p.m. Return flights leave Norfolk at 4:34 p.m., landing in Cleveland at 6 p.m. Fares start at $49 each way.

The Charleston service starts June 6, running Thursdays and Sundays. Departures from Cleveland leave at 9:36 a.m., arriving at 11:19 a.m. Return flights leave Charleston at 12:04 p.m., landing in Cleveland at 1:48 p.m. Fares start at $38 one way.

According to the airline, with the addition of these two new destinations, Allegiant will now fly to 12 cities from Cleveland, although 10 are currently for sale on its website. Destinations include six in Florida: Sanford/Orlando, Destin, Jacksonville, Punta Gorda/Fort Myers, Sarasota and St. Pete/Clearwater; and four on the Southeast Coast: Myrtle Beach, Savannah/Hilton Head, Charleston and Norfolk.

According to a spokesman, Fort Lauderdale and Austin are still on Allegiant’s Cleveland route map, both on temporary hiatus.

The airline, a low-cost carrier that offers low fares but charges for bags and seat assignments, was forced to cancel numerous routes from Cleveland and other airports last year, as it replaced its aging fleet of aircraft. The carrier’s safety record has been the subject of numerous media reports in recent years, including a stinging piece by “60 Minutes” in 2018.

Allegiant now flies an all-Airbus fleet and is adding back flights it previously cut.

“We’re very excited to grow once again in Cleveland,” said Drew Wells, Allegiant vice president of planning and revenue. “We’re certain that Cleveland-area travelers will love having a convenient, affordable option to enjoy all the sights and sounds these amazing destinations have to offer.”

Allegiant announces new nonstop service from Cleveland to Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Allegiant Air has announced new nonstop service will carry travelers from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to Charleston International Airport starting on June 6, 2019.The company is offering fares on the new routes as low as $38* each way, according to an announcement made Monday.“We’re excited to add another nonstop route to Charleston,” said Drew Wells, Allegiant vice president of planning and revenue. “We’re sure folks in the Cleveland area will be thrille...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Allegiant Air has announced new nonstop service will carry travelers from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to Charleston International Airport starting on June 6, 2019.

The company is offering fares on the new routes as low as $38* each way, according to an announcement made Monday.

“We’re excited to add another nonstop route to Charleston,” said Drew Wells, Allegiant vice president of planning and revenue. “We’re sure folks in the Cleveland area will be thrilled to take advantage of these convenient, ultra-low-cost flights to enjoy this beautiful, historic destination.”

RELATED | Frontier adds Charleston to Cleveland flight, limited $39 one-way tickets available

The new seasonal route will operate twice-weekly and will bring nearly 3,500 passengers to the Charleston area annually. Flight days, times and the lowest fares can be found at Allegiant.com.

“We are delighted that Allegiant will begin expanded service by offering nonstop service to Cleveland from Charleston International Airport,” said Paul G. Campbell, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of the Charleston County Aviation Authority. “We have already seen passenger growth as well as reduced fares to each of the cities that Allegiant began serving less than a year ago.”

“The entire hospitality industry welcomes Allegiant’s announcement that will offer the convenience of nonstop service to the good people of Cleveland so they can learn firsthand the appeal of Charleston,” said Helen Hill, Chief Executive Officer of Explore Charleston. “We strongly believe that expanded air service from new nonstop cities allows our industry to grow responsibly while offering our community an obvious benefit.”

RELATED | British Airways offering nonstop flights to London from Charleston

Allegiant Air offered the following information regarding the introductory rates:

Price displayed reflects purchase of a roundtrip itinerary and includes taxes, carrier charges & government fees. Seats and dates are limited and fares are not available on all flights. Flights must be purchased by Jan. 16. 2019 for travel by Aug. 13, 2019. Fare rules, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice. Optional baggage charges and additional restrictions may apply. For more details, optional services and baggage fees, please visit Allegiant.com.

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