• Resources Header

    Construction Performance Guidelines

About the Guidelines

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

Ductwork Makes Noise When Floor Is Walked On - Commonly Know As "Oil Canning"

Article Number

8.12

Condition

DUCTWORK MAKES NOISE WHEN FLOOR IS WALKED ON- COMMONLY KNOWN AS “OIL CANNING”

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Ductwork shall be constructed and installed to prevent "oil canning".

Warranty

One-Year - Work and Materials. · Damage due to normal shrinkage of materials caused by drying after construction is not covered by the statutory warranty.

Action

Ductwork not meeting the acceptable performance shall be repaired.

Remarks

Weight transfer on floors over metal ductwork can sometimes result in a temporary deflection of the metal ductwork. Shrinkage of floor joists may cause “oil canning”.

  

share