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

Wood Flooring Buckles And Detaches From Substrate

Article Number

12.26

Condition

WOOD FLOORING BUCKLES AND DETACHES FROM SUBSTRATE

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Hardwood flooring shall be firmly fastened to the substrate in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications.

Warranty

One-Year - Work and Materials. · Buckling caused by excessive humidity due to failure by the homeowner to maintain adequate ventilation or improper maintenance is excluded from the statutory warranty.

Action

Only warranted loose hardwood flooring shall be repaired.

Remarks

The homeowner has a responsibility to maintain indoor humidity levels through humidification, ventilation, air conditioning or dehumidification to prevent permanent, irreversible damage. A hygrometer can be used to monitor indoor humidity levels. Wood flooring shall be installed to accommodate normal expansion and contraction. See Appendix A2 “Moisture in Wood and Laminate Floors” for more information. See Also: 12.24 FINISH ON WOOD FLOORING HAS CRACKED, BLISTERED, BUBBLED, OR PEELED RESULTING IN DETACHMENT OF FINISH Appendix A2 “Moisture in Wood and Laminate Floors”

  

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