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My wall is off by 9/16inch, is this within tolerance?

My wall is off by 9/16inch, is this within tolerance?

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Old 05-23-19, 11:42 PM
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My wall is off by 9/16inch, is this within tolerance?

my contractor just build a new wall for the closet in my master bedroom, after they put down the flooring. we have noticed this gap for around 9/16inch from one end to the other. this is super obvious but they aren't willing to redo the wall, so I want to check if this is within tolerance and where can I find code or standard for that? thanks all in advance!
 
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Is the room square? In other words, does the wall line up with something else?

What was their response when you informed them of the discrepancy?

Have you paid them completely?
 
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Welcome to the forums! ......How long/wide is the closet?
 
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Don't understand where the gap is. Can you be more specific? Also didn't the bedroom already have a floor?
 
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also, is the gap on the inside of the closet or the outside wall?
 
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we combined two rooms into one, so this is the new wall inside the new room that split a space off to create the closet, both closet and the bedroom are off.
 
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we don't know if the original room is squared but with this new wall, neither room is squared.

no, we haven't paid them yet. when we confronted them, they aren't willing to redo the wall nor any other fixes (which i can't even think of any solution, so if there are any suggestions in dealing with it, please let me know!)
 
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Your check book is your ultimate bargaining tool. I'm not convinced it's a big deal but a lot can depend on what type of flooring you put down - if it hides or accents the discrepancy.
 
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There isn't a code that covers the horizontal squareness of interior rooms as it is not a structural or safety issue. My opinion is that 9/16" over the length of a bedroom (assuming 12-15') is not unusual, especially when installed in an existing house. My guess is that the new wall is square to one of the existing walls, but the overall interior space is not completely square or parallel and it's now more obvious with a wall dividing the space in half.
 
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I'm inclined to agree with Ben but we're speculating since we're not there to see or measure.
If they're not willing to re-do anything, are they willing to take a reduced fee? On that note, do you have a contract and, if so, does it say anything about anything related to this?
 
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after they put down the flooring. we have noticed this gap for around 9/16inch from one end to the other
So, 9/16 is not a huge amount depending on what you are measuring.

What exactly is the gap? Is it between the floor and the wall? Is it something where a 3/4" molding would cover?
 
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If the gap is between the last run of flooring and the wall, then that last run of flooring can be re-installed and cut to fit the space. No big deal for an experienced carpenter.
 
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Can you provide a picture of the gap?
 
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