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

Exposed Structural Floor Is Out Of Level

Article Number

1.6

Condition

EXPOSED STRUCTURAL FLOOR IS OUT OF LEVEL

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Where a floor structure is intended to be level, the floor shall appear level when viewed from a normal viewing position. Where a floor structure has some slope it shall meet the requirements of the design. Where no design tolerances are specified, a maximum tolerance ratio of 25 mm in 3600 mm applies. Abrupt changes in the surface which create a tripping hazard are not acceptable.

Warranty

One-Year - Work and Materials. Ridges and depressions caused by normal shrinkage of materials are excluded from the statutory warranty.

Action

Floors with slope beyond the acceptable performance shall have finishes removed, the floor leveled and the finishes reinstated. Visible ridges or depressions exceeding the acceptable condition shall be repaired.

Remarks

The homeowner must maintain finished flooring in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations and prevent the accumulation of water on flooring.

  

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