Opportunities for mistakes abound in a construction setting where quantities, prices, and dates are so critical. The consequences depend on whether the mistake is unilateral—made only by one party—or mutual—shared by both parties.

If you alone misunderstand the plans and specs and allow for 100 square feet of tile instead of 1,000, this would be a unilateral mistake. It’s your problem without any immediate relief unless you can show that someone intentionally deceived you in some way.

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