Ponyboy Posted November 21, 2014 Report Share Posted November 21, 2014 I am have a discussion (argument) with the builder of a new construction I just inspected in Kirkland WA. What I said in my report - "Support posts are sitting directly on the concrete pier footings in the crawl space. The posts should rest in metal brackets above concrete piers or should be separated from the concrete below by impervious membranes such as composition shingle scraps. Even if the posts are made of treated wood, the cut ends may not have been field-treated, leaving little or no preservative at the post center." What the City of Kirkland building department said about this concern "As per permit code, the post must have a metal bracket or shingle, regardless of it being pressure treated or not." The builder still is arguing that it does not violate the code and will not repair this concern. He wants to have a conference call with me, the buyer and the RE agent to discuss it. Looking for advise on how to proceed to get the builder to perform this repair. Click to Enlarge 12.99 KB Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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