Remodeling work is full of surprises. Even in simple looking jobs, digging into one area invariably expose unanticipated problems in another, which in turn will force you to rearrange something else. Good remodelers are clever enough both to anticipate some of the trouble are likely to run into him to know that lots more will show up. They are flexible enough to improvise with plans go awry and imaginative enough to take advantage of situations as they arise. Technical skills are also important to minimize tedious moments and frustration.
Our warranty is more than a bare listing of what’s covered and what’s not. For each item in our list, we include a quality standard that describes acceptable tolerances, as well as a section that spells out how we will make the repair. The following excerpts are typical of the entries in our warranty, which has grown to more than 20 pages.
Category: Concrete Item: Cast-in-Place Concrete
Possible Deficiency: Cracking of attached garage slab, sidewalks, drives, patios, and porches.Construction Standard: Cracks in excess of 3/8 inch in width to 3/8 inch in vertical displacement are considered excessive.
Builder Responsibility: Builder shall repair cracks exceeding maximum tolerances by surface patching.
Category: Thermal and Moisture Protection Item: Louvers and Vents
Possible Deficiency: Leaks from snow or rain driven into the attic through louvers or vents.Construction Standard: Attic vents and louvers must be provided to properly ventilate your house. Infiltration of rain and snow depends on the force and direction of the wind.
Builder Responsibility: Builder not responsible.
Category: Mechanical Item: Plumbing fixtures
Cracking or chipping of porcelain or fiberglass surfaces.Construction Standard: Surfaces of bathtubs and kitchen sinks shall not be chipped or scratched. Builder Responsibility: Builder to repair any chips or scratches noted at time of walk-through inspection.
Item: Plumbing drains Possible Deficiency: Stopped-up sewers, fixtures, and drains.
Construction Standard: Sewers, fixtures, and drains should operate properly.
Builder Responsibility: The builder is not responsible for sewers, fixtures, and drains that are clogged through the owner’s negligence or through vandalism. If a problem occurs, the owner should consult the builder for a proper course of action. Where defective construction is shown to be the cause, the builder shall assume the cost of the repair; in all other cases, the owner shall assume all repair costs.
Category: Electrical Item: Switches and Receptacles
Possible Deficiency: Malfunction of electrical outlets, switches, or fixtures.Construction Standard: All switches, fixtures, and outlets should operate as intended.
Builder Responsibility: Repair or replace defective switches, fixtures, and outlets.
Item: Service and Distribution Possible Deficiency: Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) trips frequently.
Construction Standard: GFCIs are sensitive safety devices installed in the electrical system to provide protection against electrical shock. These sensitive devices can be tripped very easily.
Builder Responsibility: Builder to install GFCIs in accordance with approved electrical code. Tripping is to be expected and is not covered, unless it is shown to be due to a construction defect.
Residential Construction Performance Guidelines is the home building and remodeling industry's most widely accepted reference for residential construction performance. Created specifically for home builders and remodelers, this valuable warranty tool will help you manage customer expectations, prevent and resolve customer complaints, and explain how the home should perform during the warranty period. The fourth edition includes: Nearly 300 guidelines in 12 major construction categories New guidelines that address efflorescence, deflection, water penetration, and more Sample contract language Remodeling-specific guidelines Tips for taking critical measurements Glossary of common terms Residential Construction Performance Guidelines - Contractor Reference is a must-have for every builder and remodeler.
A great tool for critical measure guidance when communicating to employees, independent contractors, suppliers, retailers and homeowners. -- Jim Trepinski, Fleetwood Homes, Waco, TX Codes and standards have no guidance on tolerances, fit and finish, and customer expectations vs. realistic construction results. The Residential Construction Performance Guidelines provides a basis to evaluate construction results and resolve disputes between contractors and owners. -- Charles Coones, Forensic Investigations and Technologies, Knoxville, Tennessee goo.gl/uFyCir
Guarantees that the Work will be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of one year from the date of substantial completion of the Work. We will not warrant, repair or replace any Owner supplied materials or fixtures. Upon written notice of a defect, delivered to We within one year of substantial completion of the Work, We will, at its own expense, make necessary repairs or replacement of the defective Work.
Remodeling projects start with design and feasibility. The process can seem arduous, but vital to the success. Some of the best Seattle General Contractors will tell you, no matter the remodeling project, you’ll need to have good design to begin. The question is, how do you get these? And where? How will that design work into that very distinct kitchen-remodeling project that is yours? All good questions that can sometimes can be frustrating to sort out. If your kitchen is more than 30 years old, many Seattle Remodeling Contractors have a challenging time contending with all the components of the kitchen. It’s not uncommon to see plumbing that’s not been upgraded or electrical system that could barely accommodate a toaster oven. Do walls seem out of place? Or is the kitchen cramped and dark? Or doesn’t use the space efficiently? What’s a person to do? Sometimes the kitchen was designed with other perimeters that have been outdated. Sometimes the design looks like it was done on the back of a napkin. Regardless, your new kitchen can be the best room in the house, and will accommodate all the newest ideas while still looking like it was well integrated into your home.
That’s an important question that has everything to do with design. When looking for the best Seattle General Contractors, we want Kitchen Creations & Remodeling to be on the short list. We can handle your project from A-Z. We start out in design, and proceed to scope cost analysis (sca), and with everything in place, the final implementation of your project begins. We could design the best kitchen remodel in Seattle, but if it’s not cost feasible, or worst you don’t love everything about it, what’s the point? Kitchen Creations & Remodeling is a Remodeling Contractor, Seattle Washington.
We have the skills and experience to bring it all together. Design, cost, and the building of your project too achieve all your goals.Kitchen Creations & Remodeling has more than a decade working as a Seattle General Contractor and will provide all the tools and expertise to create a kitchen you’ll love, and even make you a better cook!(Maybe not).You will enjoy cooking more, and your life will be better for it. Many Seattle Remodeling Contractors don’t specialize in kitchens, we do! It’s what we like to do most, and we have lots of experience. It’s a different skill-set to do kitchens, and there are a lot of pieces to come together to make it work out.