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

Twisting Of Open-End Beams

Article Number

14.23

Condition

TWISTING OF OPEN-END BEAMS

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Twisting of visible open-end beams in excess of 13 mm from plumb is not acceptable.

Warranty

One-Year - Work and Materials. · Twisting resulting from normal shrinkage caused by drying after construction is excluded from warranty.

Action

Open-ended beams twisted more than the acceptable condition shall be repaired.

Remarks

An open-end beam is a wood beam whose end does not abut another framing member or that terminates in open air. Minor twisting is primarily an aesthetic concern rather than a structural problem.

  

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