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

Unfilled Gaps between Baseboards and Wall

Article Number

10.23

Condition

UNFILLED GAPS BETWEEN BASEBOARDS AND WALL

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Unfilled gaps between baseboards and walls, where exposed to view, shall be tightly fitted. Unfilled gaps in excess of 2 mm are not acceptable.

Warranty

One-Year - Work and Materials

Minor gaps caused by normal shrinkage of materials due to drying after construction are excluded from the statutory warranty.

Action

Gaps not meeting the acceptable condition shall be repaired.

Remarks

The gap can be measured using an appropriate feeler gauge. Gaps may be filled with a compatible material as an acceptable repair. The homeowner has a responsibility to maintain proper indoor humidity levels through humidification, ventilation, air conditioning or dehumidification. A hygrometer can be used to monitor indoor humidity levels.

Notes

This article, as revised, applies to conciliations after June 1, 2019.

Words in italics are defined in the “TERMINOLOGY” section.

  

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