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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 [...]

Carpet Seam Is Visible

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Acceptable Performance/Condition

Carpet seams shall be installed with the backing tightly fitted in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.


One-Year - Work and Materials. · Damaged carpet seams resulting from normal wear and tear or improper maintenance are excluded from the statutory warranty.


Carpet seams not meeting the acceptable condition shall be repaired.


Identify any concerns about visible carpet seams on the PDI Form to avoid any suggestion that the problem is one of normal wear and tear. Visibility of carpet seams will vary with type of carpet and varying lighting conditions. Although the backing may be tightly fitted, a seam may remain visible; this is acceptable. Where carpets must be cut to execute floor repairs, seams in the repair area may be more visible. Location of carpet seams may vary due to predetermined manufactured widths and installation restrictions and are discretionary. Seams around pickets and end caps on stairs are often visible. See Also: 12.5 CARPET IS LOOSE OR STRETCHING HAS OCCURRED