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These helpful guidelines outline work and material deficiencies in new homes and residential condominium units covered under the statutory warranty [...]

Unsealed Drywall Joints In Fire Separations

Article Number

4.3

Condition

UNSEALED DRYWALL JOINTS IN FIRE SEPARATIONS

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Partition is constructed to meet the requirements of the Ontario Building Code and the design.

Warranty

One-Year - Work and Materials. Two-Year - Ontario Building Code Health and Safety Violation. Damage resulting from improper maintenance or additions, deletions or alterations made by the homeowner is excluded from the statutory warranty.

Action

Partitions not meeting the acceptable Performance shall be repaired.

Remarks

Typically interior drywall joints are finished or sealed when constructed as part of a fire rated assembly. Joint treatment may vary depending on the specified assembly.

  

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