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Let me check, but I think the statute of limitations is 5-6 years from the contractor's last day on the job.
I am sorry to report that Virginia has a law that says you have to sue within 5 years of the defective construction being completed, even if you had no way of knowing of the problem during the first 5 years.
Limitation on certain actions for damages arising out of defective or unsafe condition of improvements to real property.
No action to recover for any injury to property, real or personal, or for bodily injury or wrongful death, arising out of the defective and unsafe condition of an improvement to real property, nor any action for contribution or indemnity for damages sustained as a result of such injury, shall be brought against any person performing or furnishing the design, planning, surveying, supervision of construction, or construction of such improvement to real property more than five years after the performance or furnishing of such services and construction.