General poor condition
Replacement hardware difficult to obtain
5.3.5 Exterior walls: Walls will normally only be repaired. If replacement is
considered, have an engineering study performed.
Minor, spotty, or no rust (on metal fencing)
Minor damage or deterioration over small sections of fencing
General good appearance
Severe rusting (on metal fencing)
Major damage or deterioration over a large part of fencing
General poor appearance
5.3.7 Floor: (tile, carpet, painted, etc)
Renewal of floor finishes is cyclic maintenance. Each situation must be assessed
by the inspector before preparing an estimate.
5.3.8 Foundation: If in doubt about repairing or replacing the construction of a
facility have an engineering study performed to review the situation.
5.3.9 Interior walls: Walls will normally only be repaired. If replacement is con-
sidered, have an engineering study performed.
5.3.10 Painting: Painting is cyclic maintenance. Normally every 5 years the inte-
rior and exterior surfaces of a facility should be repainted. Some factors to consider
before specifying a paint job are the:
n Item to be painted:
n Surface type, age, and condition - old and weathered surfaces would
require more frequent applications of paint:
n Time since last painting: