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UPCS Flooring Deficiencies

UPCS Inspection Code Changes: New Rules about Floors

On August 9, 2012, a new scoring notice was released by HUD REAC; these changes are technically effective as of September 17, 2012, for Public Housing. As of 2013, the new inspection code will be in effect for both Public Housing and Multifamily HUD.

This article is the fourth in a series of several newsletters that will focus on the new changes:

Floors

Hard Floor Covering Missing/Damaged Flooring Tiles: You see that hard flooring, terrazzo, hardwood, ceramic tile, sheet vinyl, vinyl tiles, or other similar flooring material, is missing section(s), is missing, or presents a tripping or cutting hazard, associated with but not limited to holes or delamination.

  • Level 1: For any single floor surface, you see deficiencies in areas of the floor surface. You estimate that 5% to 10% of the floor is affected, and there are no safety problems.
  • Level 2: You estimate that 10% to 50% of any single floor surface is affected, but there are no safety problems. of the property's parking lots/driveways/roads. Note a deficiency if you see cracks on more than 10% of the paved area.
  • Level 3: You estimate that more than 50% of any single floor surface is affected by Level 1 deficiencies. - OR the condition causes a safety problem.

** Previously defined as "Floor Covering Damage and Missing Flooring/Tiles.These have been eliminated and replaced with new defect names that are much more understandable.

Soft Floor Covering Missing/Damage

  • Level 1: You estimate that 5% to 10% of any single floor covering has stains, surface burns, shallow cuts, small holes, tears, loose areas, or exposed seams. The covering is fully functional, and there is no safety hazard.
  • Level 2: You estimate that 10% to 50% of any single floor covering has stains, surface burns, shallow cuts, small holes, tears, loose areas, or exposed seams. The covering is fully functional, and there is no safety hazard.
  • Level 3: You estimate that more than 50% of any single floor covering is damaged. OR Damage to the soft floor covering exposes the underlying material. You see damaged and/or missing soft floor covering
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