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Construction Performance Guidelines

At Frisina Homes, we know that peace of mind is an important part of customer satisfaction. We do our best to make sure that your new home is free of any defects of deficiencies, and to help you be confident that your home meets or exceeds your expectations, we offer this series of construction performance guidelines. With them you can easily read about all the available warranty options for any issues that might arise with your new home. Simply click on any of the headings below to view the various topics in that section.

Wood beam or post is split

Article Number: 2.1

Condition: Wood beam or post is split

Acceptable Performance/Condition: Load-bearing wood beams and posts that have splits and checks due to normal drying are acceptable if the beams and posts have been sized according to the Ontario Building Code and no structural deficiency exists. Where the wood beam or post is also intended to be decorative, splits and checks resulting from normal shrinkage are acceptable.

Warranty: One-Year - Work and Materials, Seven-Year - Major Structural Defect - Splits and checks resulting from normal shrinkage caused by drying after construction are excluded from the statutory warranty.

Action: Splits and checks not meeting the acceptable performance shall be repaired.

Remarks: Wood beams and posts are timbers that are solid-sawn and at least 114 mm (41/2") in their smallest dimension. Some characteristics of drying wood, such as splitting and checking, are beyond the control of the builder and cannot be prevented. Splitting and checking are primarily aesthetic concerns rather than structural problems.

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