Lawsuits filed on behalf of three D.R. Horton homeowners on Daniel Island allege that poor workmanship caused water intrusion and wood rot. The homes will be tested for mold contamination, an attorney said Thursday.

"The crux of the claim is defective construction ... the end result is mold," said Jesse Kirchner, who is representing the homeowners. Kirchner said he will file a suit for the same reasons on behalf of a fourth Daniel Island homeowner.

Poor workmanship and lack of appropriate window flashings are factors in the water intrusion, he said.

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