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

Springiness, Bounce, Visible Sag When Loaded, Or Shaking Is Observed In The Floor

Article Number

2.6

Condition

SPRINGINESS, BOUNCE, VISIBLE SAG WHEN LOADED, OR SHAKING IS OBSERVED IN THE FLOOR

Acceptable Performance/Condition

These conditions are acceptable when all structural members including beams and joists are sized, installed and fastened in accordance with the Building Code.

Warranty

One-Year - Work and Materials. Two-Year - Ontario Building Code Health & Safety Violations

Action

Floors not meeting the performance condition shall be repaired.

Remarks

Long-spanned floor joists will normally move more than short-spanned joists under design loads. The conditions can be assessed by determining the performance under loading conditions; measuring the length of the structural member and dividing by 360 will give the maximum deflection allowed. See Also: 2.2 FLOOR FRAMING DAMAGED BY WEATHER DURING CONSTRUCTION. 2.3 LOOSE SUBFLOOR

  

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