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

Squeaking Stair Riser Or Tread

Article Number

10.12

Condition

SQUEAKING STAIR RISER OR TREAD

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Stair risers and treads shall be free of squeaks caused by loose/inadequately fastened joints.

Warranty

One-Year - Work and Materials. · Squeaks caused by normal shrinkage of materials due to drying after construction, improper maintenance or normal wear and tear to the stair are excluded from the statutory warranty.

Action

Loose/inadequately fastened risers and treads shall be repaired.

Remarks

Extended low-humidity indoor environments can cause excessive shrinkage in the wood resulting in loose stair connections. The homeowner must maintain indoor humidity levels to prevent excessive drying of materials. A squeak-free stair may not be attainable.

  

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