Making aesthetic choices may be the most enjoyable part of having a new home built to your specifications. Since it will be your home you can decide on everything, from the color of the walls to the style of the faucets. And while such details are important, so too is the overall quality of the home's construction. No matter how beautiful a home may look, construction defects can render any structure unpleasant or even dangerous. If a house lacks structural integrity, a variety of serious issues could arise. One potential hazard that can develop in a house is mold. Mold can grow due to water intrusion caused by faulty plumbing or leaks. Once mold is detected in a home, it must be eliminated or the home could become uninhabitable. On its website, the Centers for Disease Control states that limiting the potential for mold growth may be accomplished through proper building design. The CDC states that it is important that moisture-sensitive materials be kept dry. Also, in areas of a structure that will likely be exposed to moisture, building materials that offer an environment that inhibits mold growth should be used.