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Construction Performance Guideline

Article Number:    9.6
Condition:    DRYWALL SURFACE BLEMISHES INCLUDING NAIL/SCREW POPS, BLISTERS IN TAPED JOINTS, TROWEL MARKS, EXCESS JOINT COMPOUND AND DENTS OR GOUGES
Acceptable Performance/Condition:    Interior finished drywall (excluding garages and unfinished areas) shall be free from damage (dents and gouges) at the time of the PDI and be installed according to the Building Code. Blemishes readily noticeable when viewed under normal lighting conditions from a normal viewing position 1,800 mm perpendicular distance from the wall surface are unacceptable.
Warranty:    One-Year - Work and Materials. · Nail pops resulting from normal shrinkage of materials due to drying after construction are excluded from the statutory warranty. · Damaged areas of drywall not recorded on the PDI Form are excluded from the statutory warranty unless the homeowner is able to establish that the damage was caused by the builder.
Action:    Only warranted drywall surface blemishes shall be repaired and refinished to match original builder-applied finish as closely as possible.
Remarks:    Identify any damaged drywall surfaces (dents and gouges) on the PDI Form to avoid any dispute about whether the damage was caused by the builder. Surface blemishes in drywall are not unusual at joints and at corners. The repair of surface blemishes resulting from normal shrinkage is at the builder’s discretion and sanding and repainting is not required. Builder’s specific policies with respect to drywall repairs will vary. Often these repairs are best left until the framing has settled. See Also: 9.4 CRACKS IN INTERIOR WALL AND CEILING SURFACES 9.5 CEILING/WALL JOINT SEPARATION COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS “TRUSS UPLIFT”
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