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    Construction Performance Guidelines

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

Loose Subfloor

Article Number

2.3

Condition

LOOSE SUBFLOOR

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Subfloors shall not become loose and no movement (other than acceptable deflection) shall be felt underfoot under normal loading conditions. Subfloors shall be fastened in accordance with the Building Code.

Warranty

One-Year - Work and Materials. One-Year - Ontario Building Code violation. · Normal shrinkage of materials caused by drying after construction is excluded from the statutory warranty.

Action

Where unacceptable movement of the subfloor is confirmed, repairs shall be made.

Remarks

Delamination of plywood subfloors is considered a warranted defect in material. See Also: 2.6 SPRINGNESS, BOUNCE, VISIBLE SAG WHEN LOADED, OR SHAKING IS OBSERVED IN THE FLOOR

  

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