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Objective of this Scope of Work

► To ensure that Drywall is installed and finished in a manner consistent with all applicable building codes, manufacturer's instructions and warranty requirements, and acceptable construction practices.

Terms used in this document

►SITE SUPERINTENDENT: shall refer to any Company representative with authority to enforce this Scope of Work.
►SUBCONTRACTOR: shall refer to the Subcontractor's organization, its employees, or any representative of the Subcontractor assigned the authority to perform per this Scope of Work.

Acceptable Performance
Drywall: General

► All work is to be done by trained, experienced individuals.
► Drywall panel delivery should coincide with installation as closely as possible. The panels should be stored inside under cover on a flat surface. They may be stored vertically for a short period of time and should remain wrapped (if delivered wrapped) until ready to use. If they must be stored vertically they should rest only against a load-bearing wall.
► The Subcontractor will furnish drywall, bead material, adhesive, mud, paper tapes, and any other necessary supplies.
► If the Subcontractor furnishes material and labor, Company reserves the right to issue a joint check to the Subcontractor and the drywall supplier.
► The Subcontractor shall furnish heaters as required. The Subcontractor is not required to leave its own heaters overnight unless returning the next day. If the job requires heat overnight, notify the Site Superintendent.
► Subcontractor will keep waste to a minimum.
► Subcontractor is responsible for removing all scraps and debris and placing same in the dumpster or designated trash site.
► The house shall be broom-swept before job is considered complete.
► Final inspection of all drywall shall be done in sunlight and also in normal house lighting. Drywall cannot display any defects that can be readily seen at a distance of three (3) feet under these conditions.
► Any items found during the final inspection that need correction shall be corrected before payment will be made.

Drywall: Installation

► Drywall panels should be cut to fit easily into place, with no gaps greater than 1/4 inch.
► Drywall should be securely fastened using fasteners of a type recommended for the intended application. Fasteners should be driven squarely and placed at least 3/8 inch from the edges and ends.
► Heads of fasteners should be seated no deeper than 1/32 inch below board surface and should not break the facepaper. Fasteners shall be installed every 16 inches on center with the use of adhesive.
► Nail popping, visible seam lines, and cracking can be minimized with proper panel installation. Mark panel stud locations and apply sufficient pressure against panels to ensure secure nail attachment to reduce nail pops.
► Minimize seam lines and cracking by avoiding large gaps during installation and by installing panels in a manner that avoids conspicuous butt-end joints. When butt-end joints must occur, they should be staggered and as far from the center of walls and ceilings as possible. Whenever possible, panel ends and edges that are parallel to supporting members should fall on those members.
► Measurements should be taken accurately at the point of installation to allow for irregularities in framing. Cut edges should be smoothed to fit accurately. Ceiling panels should be placed first and cut so as to fit easily into place without forcing. Tapered panel edges should butt tapered edges and square job-cut or mill-cut ends should butt other square-cut ends.
► Fasteners should be applied starting in the middle of the panel and moving toward the outside. Nails or screws should be seated squarely while the board is held in firm contact with the framing support. Where adhesive is used, bonding surfaces should be free of dirt, grease, oil, or other foreign materials.
► All beads must be installed per the manufacturer’s instructions. All corners, ceiling lines, etc., must be straight with no hairline cracks.
► Drywall is to be installed either vertically or horizontally depending on the most efficient use of the material.
► No cut-on-site edges shall be used in vault ceilings. Factory-cut edges must be used at the peak of the vault.
► Drywall should be firmly attached to all framing using nails, screws, and adhesive. There should be no give, bows, or warps in any board.
► No floating of drywall is allowed. In rare instances, the Subcontractor will have to install deadwood to ensure a tight and smooth fit.
► All drywall edges shall be smooth and clean. Drywall shall not be cut with anything that leaves a ragged edge.
► Hairline cracks in corners are unacceptable.
► All electrical boxes are to be free and clean of any drywall debris or mud before the Subcontractor leaves the job.
► Denshield shall be applied to all bath walls flush to tub and to all shower walls to 12” off floor.
► Drywall installed around tubs and showers shall fit snugly with no gaps larger than 1/4 inch. If Dura-Rock is to be installed around tubs and showers, the tile Subcontractor will do such installation. Check with the job superintendent to determine the correct application in these areas.
► Drywall around the fireplace box, any door, window, or electrical box shall fit level and snug against jacks, fireplace box, or electrical boxes. If drywall is broken around electrical boxes, it shall be cut and patched with drywall to fit snugly around the box.
► Drywall installed around window and door openings shall not break at the corners of the openings. Edge breaks shall occur no less than 6 inches inside the opening corner.
► The Subcontractor and its employees are not to stand on or in tubs, sinks, or countertops, or place any materials on them. Any fasteners dropped on tubs and sinks shall be picked up so as not to damage the finish of tubs and sinks. The cost of the tub and labor to replace the tub shall be deducted from the Work Order price for damage attributed to Subcontractor.
► The Subcontractor shall not leave any holes in storage rooms, around heating units, etc. All areas that receive drywall shall be taped, mudded, and sanded.

Drywall: Finish

► Joint compound and tape should conform to ASTM C475 Treatment Materials for Gypsum Wallboard. Premixed compounds shall be used and kept from freezing. Edge and corner trim should be protected from damage before installation.
► Corner beads shall be used on all corners. No metal corners are permitted. The appropriate beads shall be used on all vault and tray ceilings. Out-of-alignment vault or tray lines are unacceptable and must be repaired at the Subcontractor’s expense.
► Three coats of joint compound are required: an embedding coat to bond the tape and two finishing coats over the tape. Each coat must be thoroughly dry before the next is applied to ensure that the surface incurs maximum shrinkage and can be readily sanded. For the final coat, sufficient lighting must be utilized to ensure a quality finish.
► The finished drywall should present a smooth, unblemished, homogeneous appearance with inconspicuous joining between boards and no visible fasteners. There should be no areas of raised fibers on the facepaper due to over-sanding. Clearly visible nail pops, seam lines and cracks are considered unacceptable through the first-year Warranty period and are absolutely unacceptable at the completion of the job.
► Ceilings will be finished the same as walls unless notified otherwise. Ceiling coverage shall be uniform with no thin or missed spots and must be uniform from room to room.
► All corners, lines of tray, and vault ceilings shall have beads and be installed per the manufacturer’s instructions. No metal corners are acceptable. If metal corners are found, it will be the responsibility of the Subcontractor to remove the metal corners and replace with bead corners.
► There should be no areas of raised fibers due to over-sanding.
► Subcontractor is responsible for cleaning up all drywall mud from floors.
► After primer coat of interior paint is applied to walls, Subcontractor is responsible for touch-up on walls and ceilings at no additional charge.
► Subcontractor is responsible for a final touch-up, as required, after the Buyer's walk-through.

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