If you follow this blog, you know that for a Portland construction defect attorney and their client, the statute of limitations is a major issue. The statute of limitations sets the time period after which you cannot bring a lawsuit against a contractor for defective construction. Why is this such a huge issue? It's because many construction defects aren't apparent until well after the contractor has shut down his work and moved onto the next project. In fact, often times, in Oregon or Seattle construction defect cases, we see water intrusion that does not become apparent until even years later.