A homeowner association that sued Marlborough Development Corp., accusing the contractor of substandard workmanship, has won a $2.3-million settlement from the builder to repair construction defects, according to the group's lawyer.
An out-of-court settlement agreed to by Marlborough will pay for repair work to begin at the 128-unit Country Villas II condominiums in the Wood Ranch area, said attorney Ross W. Feinberg, who represented the Country Villas II Homeowners Assn.
Marlborough officials were not available for comment.
Some of the units were built in 1989 and others were built in the early '90s, Feinberg said. Construction defects in windows, roofs, framing, and the foundation's grading started to appear in 1992, homeowners said.
"[The homes] are fairly new, and they started to see some problems that they didn't expect," Feinberg said.
Homeowners said the problems were not limited to cracks in stucco.
"The case has deeper implications than just cosmetics," said association treasurer Ed Jakowczyk, who owns one of the condominiums. He said some of the defects could have compromised homeowners' safety.