Forst Consulting Gallery Photos of improper construction practices. Missing Bonding Tiles installed in wet spaces must have at least 95% coverage of bonding mortar. This prevents void spaces which otherwise harbors moisture and promotes mold growth. Missing Weep Screeds When water and moister becomes trapped behind stucco, it needs a place to drain to. Weep screeds provide drainage, and are a code requirement for exterior stucco applications. Over Drilled Beam A bored hole of this size drilled for the pass-through of the waste pipe in a structural, load bearing beam is a building code violation. Seal End Cuts It is a code requirement to seal all end cuts on the job site, including all trim joints, to protect against wood decay. Toilet Flange The flange for the toilet must be installed on top of the finished floor, and not recessed below. Wax rings may not be stacked if the flange is too low. Transition Duct This clothes dryer transition duct is made of flammable mylar, and only suitable for bathroom exhaust fans. Semi-ridged aluminum duct is required. Vent Not Properly Flashed Outside Vents that penetrate through the exterior of the home must be properly flashed to protect against water and air infiltration, as stated in the energy compliance and building envelope codes. Wrong Outlet This newly installed outlet is missing the required WR and TR designations, which stands for Weather Resistant, and Tamper Resistant. This is a requirement for all outdoor outlets to have. Attic Termination The ducting for the kitchen hood vent was improperly terminated into the attic space. Exhaust ducts must vent to daylight, and have a self-closing flapper to protect against rodents. Buried Siding Cement board siding requires flashing where there is a porch, and also a minimum of two inches of clearance between the siding and the masonry. Cable Not Protected Wires and cables that come into proximity of sliding kitchen drawers for example must be protected against damage by using conduit or shielded wire. Deck Collapse The bond board of the deck that connects to the house was installed only with nails, which is not correct. The deck must connect to the house using half-inch lag bolts. Duct Not Sealed Exhaust vents must be sealed using either a non-flammable self-adhesive tape, or using a brush on sealant that conforms to the National Fire Code’s requirements. Hand Crimped Roof During installation of the metal roof, the crimping machine broke down. In an attempt to finish the job, the remaining seams were crimped by hand using pliers. Homemade Wire & Plug Plugs and cords for appliances must be designed for their specific application. Homemade wires and plug ends are an electrical code violation. Junctioned Wires Wires that are spliced together must be inside of a secured, and covered junction box that is properly sized and easily accessible. Disclaimer: Först Consulting Group is not a law firm and cannot provide legal advice.