Terms used to describe types of defects
July 10 2012
DAMAGE: The building material or item has deteriorated or is not fit for it’s designed purpose.
DISTORTION, WARPING, TWISTING: The item has moved out of shape or has moved from it’s intended position and no longer fulfills it’s intended purpose.
WATER PENETRATION, DAMPNESS: Moisture has gained access to parts of the building not designed to withstand moisture.
MATERIAL DETERIORATION: The item is subject to one or more of the following defects; rusting, rotting, corrosion, decay, and is no longer performing its intended purpose as designed.
OPERATIONAL DEFECT: The item or part does not function as intended.
INSTALLATION: The installation of an item is unacceptable, has failed or is absent.