REAC - Unit - Walls


Walls

The enclosure of the units and rooms. Materials for construction include concrete, masonry block, brick, wood, glass block, plaster and sheet-rock. Surface finish materials include paint and wall coverings.

 

This inspectable item can have the following deficiencies:

  • Bulging/Buckling
  • Damaged
  • Damaged/Deteriorated Trim
  • Mold/Mildew/Water Stains/Water Damage
  • Peeling/Needs Paint

 

Bulging/Buckling

Deficiency: A wall is bowed, deflected, sagged or is no longer vertically aligned.

 

Level of Deficiency:

Level 1: N/A

Level 2: N/A

Level 3: You see bulging, buckling, sagging, or that the wall is no longer vertically aligned.

 

Damaged

Deficiency: You see cracks and/or punctures in the wall surface that may or may not penetrate completely. Panels or tiles may be missing or damaged.

Note:

  1. This does not include small holes created by hanging pictures, etc.
  2. Control joints/construction joints should not be recorded as a deficiency.
  3. Cracks that have been repaired or sealed properly are no longer a deficiency.

 

Level of Deficiency:

Level 1: In a wall, you find a hole, crack, missing tile or panel, or other damage that is between 1 square inch and 8 ½ inches by 11 inches. The hole does not penetrate the adjoining room/area. You cannot see through it to the adjoining area.

-OR You find a crack greater than 1/8 inch wide and at least 11 inches long.

Level 2: In a wall, you find a hole, missing tile or panel, or other damage that is larger than a sheet of paper, 8 ½ inches by 11 inches, and does not penetrate the adjoining room. You cannot see through it to the adjoining area.

Level 3: You find a hole of any size that penetrates an adjoining room. You can see through the hole.

-OR Two or more walls have Level 2 holes.

 

Damaged/Deteriorated Trim

Deficiency: Cove molding, chair rail, base molding or other decorative trim is damaged or has decayed.

 

Level of Deficiency:

Level 1: You see small areas of deterioration in the trim surfaces, and you estimate that 5% to 10% of the wall area is affected.

Level 2: You see large areas of deterioration in the trim surfaces, and you estimate that 10% to 50% of the wall area is affected.

Level 3: You see significant areas of deterioration in the wall surfaces, and you estimate that more than 50% of the wall area is affected.

 

Mold/Mildew/Water Stains/Water Damage

Deficiency: You see mold or mildew that may have been caused by saturation or surface failure or evidence of water infiltration or other moisture producing conditions.

 

Level of Deficiency:

Level 1: On 1 wall, you see evidence of mold or mildew, such as a darkened area, over a large area (4 square inches to 1 square foot). You may or may not see water.

Level 2: N/A

Level 3: On 1 wall, you estimate that a very large area (more than 1 square foot) of its surface has been substantially saturated or damaged by mold, or mildew. The wall surface may have failed.

 

Peeling/Needs Paint

Deficiency:

- Paint is peeling, cracking, flaking or otherwise deteriorated.

-OR A surface is not painted.

 

Level of Deficiency:

Level 1: The affected area affected is more than 1 square foot but less than 4 square feet.

Level 2: The affected area is more than 4 square feet.

Level 3: N/A


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