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

Finished Floor Above Grade Is Out Of Level

Article Number

2.5

Condition

FINISHED FLOOR ABOVE GRADE IS OUT OF LEVEL

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Within a room, the floor surface shall be reasonably level. Where a floor surface is sloped, a maximum tolerance ratio of 25 mm in 3600mm applies, when measured between the opposite walls or defined limits of the room or area.

Warranty

One-Year - Work and Materials.

Minor slope variance caused by normal shrinkage of materials due to drying after construction is excluded from the statutory warranty.

Action

Floors in rooms sloped greater than the acceptable performance shall be repaired.

Remarks

This item refers to the entire floor surface in rooms. (For visible ridges or depressions in floor see item 12.2 “Finished Floor is Uneven”). Floors are framed taking into account minor sloped variations caused by required camber in the long-spanned joists supporting the floors. This condition is normal. In open concept rooms or areas, it is not always possible to measure to an opposite wall in the room or space. In this instance, the measurement should be taken to the edge of the visually defined space.

For uneven areas in floors see section 12.2 “Finished Floor is Uneven”.

Notes

This Article, as revised, applies to all conciliations after January 1, 2019.

  

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