01 Dec Home Rescue Part 1
We recently have taken over a half completed house. Right not we are going though the process of ripping off the drywall and anything thing that wasn’t done properly the first time. It’s so important when you take over these projects, to make sure you create a deficiency list. Below is just a portion of the list that I created for this particular project. This also shows the client what needs to be done, so you you can be open and honest with them. Follow our journey as we rescue this house and turn it into a beautiful residence for the client.
– align ceiling lights/vents/sprinklers/speakers etc.
– majority of moldings have not been primed back and front for proper protection from moisture,
this can cause movement and cracking due to shrinking and expanding of material.
– various door frames are not plumb or square.
– exterior door sills have not been protected and are damaged.
– drywall has not been properly finished and sanded, all painted walls will require refinishing.
– low voltage wiring is missing in locations.
– allowed/supplied wiring for appliances may not be adequate.
– properly membrane all shower/ tub enclosures.
– all floor tile/membrane installed must be removed, floors are uneven, out of level, does not
match layouts, different elevations to adjacent rooms and membrane/floor prep has been done
incorrectly and is failing.
– tile floors are up to ⅜’’ out of level.
– shower niche has no lighting.
– shower niches are wrong size and installed in wrong locations.
– doors and windows are different heights.
– plinth blocks to be installed at all exterior doors.
– tubs were not protected and are damaged.
– drywall/ tile was cut poorly around plumbing rough-ins, trims may not cover.
– all concrete floors regardless of finish must be leveled, floors very up to 1’’and 4’ in level.
and room transitions are terrible (concrete pour was very poorly done).
– tile walls should be removed because of wrong layouts, poor installation and to ensure proper
– shower drains are wrong product and wrong locations.
– move lower electrical outlets into baseboard (installed to high).
– poor drywall finish is causing door/ window casing to float off walls up to ½’’ in areas, these
should not have been installed (drywall should of been fixed first, some gaps are too large for
– doors/windows were ordered to wrong wall thickness, jamb extensions required.
– ceilings/drops are out of level up to 1’’ over short spans.
– elevator door openings do not line up (shop drawings/specifications required).
– decorative wood strip molding on face of drop ceilings was ordered too large.
– where decorative molding has been installed on main floor drop ceilings, drywall/glue will have
to be cut from behind molding and fitted with a “L” edge to match up material surfaces.