March 1st is approaching and hope all are getting their best Defect pictures ready.
But first a little information about the program;
The Best Defect Award
What is a defect and what are we looking for?
[FONT=Arial]“Failure of the building or any building component to be erected in a reasonably[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]workmanlike manner or to perform in the manner intended by the manufacturer or[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]reasonably expected by the buyer, which proximately causes damage to the structure.”[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]A construction defect would result from:[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]1. Defective building materials or components.[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]2. A violation of Building Codes at the time of construction.[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]3. Failure to meet professional standards for design at the time plans was approved.[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]4. Failure to build according to accepted trade standards for workmanlike construction.[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]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][size=2]All other photos submitted will not be used for Poll submissions. [/size][/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.
Winners of each month will compete in a Poll at the end of the Year for a Prize/Award.
*Only 1 of the Members best Defect picture will be self-nominated for the month. *
*Nominate every month if you wish, but only the first 15 nominations will be accepted for that Month’s Poll. *
*In order to give a chance to all in nominating their best Pic Defect, Nominations will be taken in a first come first serve basis. *
Topics for Best Defect Award, one for each Month;
[FONT=Verdana]1. Grading, defects, any type.
Interior, defects, IE, water intrusion, etc.
Exterior, defects, IE, exterior cladding defects, etc.
Foundation-Basement, defects, IE massive cracks, water intrusion, failure, etc.
Roof, defects, IE, crazy roof installations, poor condition, amateur work, etc.
Electrical, defects, IE, bizarre connections, poor panels, amateur work, etc.
Air Conditioning, defects, IE, poor condition, amateur installation, dangerous conditions, etc.
Plumbing, defects, IE, bizarre water heater installations, amateur installations of any kind, etc.
Insulation-ventilation, defects, IE, no insulation, massive bird nests, amateur installations, etc.
Kitchens, defects, IE, bizarre installations, pipes leaking, sink base cabinets rotted beyond your wildest imagination, etc.
Bathrooms, defects, IE, tubs rotted, showers leaking, amateur installations, etc.
Decks, defects, IE, amateur dangerous decks, etc.
[/FONT]On March 1st, we will begin the Program with the third topic since we lost a couple of months.
[size=2]3. Exterior, defects, IE, exterior cladding defects, etc.[/size]
[size=2]In consecutive months, we will try to double up so we can run a poll on topics 1 & 2 to make up. [/size]
[size=2]Stay tuned in for the start on March 1st for Topic #3. [/size]
[size=2]Get your best picture in.