Alabama’s Contractor Statute of Repose

By: Joe Duncan and Will Davis

Given the expected lifespan of an asphalt road and the time that often passes between resurfacing, road builders ask the question:  “How long after my company finishes this project can I legally be liable for the condition of a road?”  The general answer is that an action must be brought within 13 years of the substantial completion of the project, however, that point may be subject to additional scrutiny due to recent inconsistent case law pertaining to rules of repose.

Click here to read the full article as it appeared in the Fall 2010 issue of The Alabama Roadbuilder.