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Objective of this Scope of Work

► To ensure that Deck and Porch materials are installed 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
Framing Labor: Deck-Porch - General

► All decks and porches shall meet or exceed all county, state, and federal building codes for safety.
► Trained, experienced personnel shall perform all work.
► The Subcontractor and all employees shall be aware of and follow all OSHA safety requirements, including, but not limited to, the use of scaffolding, handrails on scaffolding, etc.
► All work shall meet or exceed local, state, and national safety standards for decks, deck landings, and deck stairs.
► Local, state, or national safety codes shall take precedence over any item below should such items be in conflict.
► Any deck, rail, stair, porch, landing, or other item constructed by the Subcontractor shall meet or exceed the safety requirements of local, state, or federal authorities.
► The Subcontractor is responsible for the repair or correction of any item that fails any safety codes.
► The Subcontractor shall correct any movement in stairs, deck rails, and pickets that exceeds the allowable limits of state or local codes.
► The Subcontractor shall replace any wood that splits due to incorrect installation.
► Any work that is determined by the Site Superintendent to be of sub-par quality shall be repaired or replaced by the Subcontractor at no additional cost to Company.

Framing Labor: Deck-Porch - Details and Installation

► A new set of plans is required for each house. Plans are subject to changes and modifications. It is the responsibility of the Subcontractor to have the new plans before beginning work.
► Company will furnish all materials.
► The Subcontractor will correct any errors that occur and replace materials that are damaged from using an incorrect set of plans at no cost to Company.
► The Subcontractor shall keep waste material to a minimum. Any unnecessary waste or damage to materials will be at the expense of the Subcontractor.
► Decks shall be built to plan.
► Decking material that has excessive splits (light visible through splits or splits that penetrate more than half of the board) shall not be used.
► Decking material that is warped, twisted, or otherwise more than 1/4 inch out of level shall not be used.
► All unusable material (due to splits, twisted, or warped boards, etc.) shall be counted and noted as to type and quantity on the Work Order. Unusable materials shall be stacked and stored safely for return to supplier.
► Deck or porch ledgers will be bolted to the house using 1/2-inch through-bolts. Lag bolts are not acceptable.
► If nails are specified, all nails will be ring-shank nails. No nail heads shall protrude from the decking.
► If exposed screws are specified, screws used shall be of sufficient length to penetrate the decking material and continue into structural members to a depth equal to the thickness of the decking material. No screw heads shall protrude from the decking.
► The spacing on opposite sides of individual deck boards shall not differ in average width by more than 1/8 inch.
► No point on the deck surface shall be more than 1/2 inch higher or lower than any other deck surface point within 10 feet on a line parallel to the house, or proportional multiples of the preceding dimensions.
► Landings shall be installed as required by safety codes.
► Step run and rise shall be per plan. If plan does not specify this information, discuss with Site Superintendent.
► All pickets shall be nailed securely and without splitting.
► All handrails will be tight and secure with no give, shaking, or movement.
► Railings on decks shall not contain slivers longer than 1/8 inch in exposed areas.
► All construction debris must be removed to the dumpster or to an area designated by the Site Superintendent. The job will not be considered complete and payment will not be issued until all trash and debris have been removed from the site.
► Any items found during the final inspection that need correction shall be corrected before payment will be made.

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