Best Defect Award II

Best Defect Award II

[FONT=Times New Roman]Ladies and Gentlemen, on behalf of the Awards Committee, we have decided to bring back this Award to help promote the expertise of Inachi Inspectors in Defect Recognition and to help all new Members identify Defects that may or may not be recognized. [/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman]I do wish that all try to abide by the Rules/Criteria that the Awards Committee has assembled below, and we will try to better the program as we go with the Members Input. [/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman]I will start with the opening of the Best Defect definition below.[/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman]The Best Defect Award II[/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman]What is a defect and what are we looking for?[/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman]“Failure of the building or any building component to be erected in a reasonably[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman]workmanlike manner or to perform in the manner intended by the manufacturer or[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman]reasonably expected by the buyer, which proximately causes damage to the structure.”[/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman]A construction defect would result from:[/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman]1. Defective building materials or components.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman]2. A violation of Building Codes at the time of construction.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman]3. Failure to meet professional standards for design at the time plans was approved.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman]4. Failure to build according to accepted trade standards for workmanlike construction.[/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman]Construction defect pictures should depict defects due to substandard construction strategies, faulty workmanship inside and outside the house, bad building material, poor drainage systems or improper soil analysis and preparation.[/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman]All other photos submitted will not be used for Poll submissions. [/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman]The rules of the Program;[/FONT]


The first 15 entries for the best Defect Award for the Selected Topic, will be chosen to run in the Poll for the month.
Your Best Defect Picture should be original from the poster and taken within the past 3-4 months from this date.

Winners of each month will compete in a Poll and at the end of the Year, a Poll will be run for the 12 best defects for a Cash Prize or equivalent for the Award. (Not established as of yet.)

Only 1 defect pictures will be selected to participate in the Poll from each Member for the best 15 selections of the Month.

Nominate every month if you wish, but only the first 15 Member nominations will be accepted.

Defect Pictures will be submitted to the Awards Committee based on these 12 Topics in which there will be a different one for all the 12 months.
Poll will result at the end of the 15 submissions.

General Discussions related to the Poll pictures will be welcome during the Poll voting.

Topics for Best Defect Awards;
**The catagories are all part of the Standard of Practice for Inspections as listed below. **

  1. Grading, defects, any type. 3.2

  2. Interior, defects, Fireplaces and chimnys IE, water intrusion, etc. 3.10, 3.8

3. Exterior, defects, IE, exterior cladding defects, etc. 3.2

  1. Foundation-Basement, crawlspaces, defects, IE massive cracks, water intrusion, failure, etc. 3.3

  2. Roof, defects, IE, crazy roof installations, poor condition, amateur work, etc. 3.1

  3. Electrical, defects, IE, bizarre connections, poor panels, amateur work, etc. 3.7

  4. HVAC, defects, IE, poor condition, amateur installation, dangerous conditions, etc. 3.4,3.5

  5. Plumbing, defects, IE, bizarre water heater installations, amateur installations of any kind, etc. 3.6

  6. Insulation-ventilation, defects, IE, no insulation, massive bird nests, amateur installations, etc. 3.9

  7. Kitchens, defects, IE, bizarre installations, pipes leaking, sink base cabinets rotted beyond your wildest imagination, etc.

  8. Bathrooms, defects, IE, tubs rotted, showers leaking, amateur installations, etc.

  9. Decks, defects, IE, amateur dangerous decks, etc.

We will now start the game and Nominations with #3 Topic of;

Exterior, defects, IE, exterior cladding defects, etc.

Gentleman, start your engines and let the game begin.

example of contractor short cut
WRB, flashings & foam board excluded from EIFS system
a lil’ moisture to top it off

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Exterior steps to deck. Multiple safety defects.

Carport built around tree with cricket and flashing.


continuation of ridge caps up the slope of roof from a dormer to hide mis aligned shingles from both sides of gabled dormer


**Everyone please take note of the topic of this months category… which is EXTERIORS. **

**Roofing, decks, etc… are categories for other months. **

**A complete list of categories is listed in post #1. **

Thanks you for playing by the rules! :wink:

Here’s a recent pic of veranda support…

if I must follow the rules…

downspout at corner of garage missing elbow, dumping water right behind this “retaining wall”

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if I must follow the rules…

downspout at corner of garage missing elbow, dumping water right behind this “retaining wall”

Driveway slopes right into garage- no drains present. I confirmed by running spigot next to garage

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Plumber & roofer forgot the flashing boot on new construction.

No insulation on second floor walls. This house was 5 years old.

Randy, that’s not the only problem with that plumbing vent.

Attic Pet entries

Back in “the day”, chimney masons did that also (with a pane of glass so it wasn’t seen)… until they were paid. Then a brick dropped down the chimney would make it all better! :wink:

How not to support your stairs.


Your right I forgot to mentioned the cap.

Randy… WOW! …save that one for when we get around to **Interiors! **

(We are currently on Exteriors for March). :wink:

Thank you gentleman for your support, but please,

Nominations with #3 Topic of;

Exterior, defects, IE, exterior cladding defects, etc.

Not sure if this is considered a cladding or roofing issue. New construction, roofer flashed the shingles to the OSB wall sheathing before the brick was laid. Then the bricklayer placed the bricks on top of the shingles… I guess the person responsible for subcontractor coordination was sick that day.