The Gralak Guarantee
All work is guaranteed to be as specified.
a) The bricks and lintel replacement is guaranteed for 7 years. There is not included corroding of the lintels, more than 50% of the surface.
b) Gralak Construction Co. does not guarantee future cracks, efflorescence residues, spalling or de-facing of new bricks and concrete driveways.
c ) Complete tuck pointing ( 100% of solid entire wall) is guaranteed for 3 years with grinding option only. Excluding cracking, ,popping and chipping due to contraction structure movements, damaged connected old bricks to new mortar or settling and cracking the masonry walls.
d) Selective tuck pointing ( spot) with grinding option is guaranteed for 1 year. Excluding pilling and cracking around damaged old not replaced bricks by Gralak Construction Co..
e) Caulking applications are guaranteed for 1 year against peeling.
All work to be completed in a workmanlike manner according to standard practices.
LIMITED WARRANTY FOR WATERPROOFING SEALING PROJECTS.
WE DO NOT WARRANTY AND GUARANTEE THE EXISTING WATER ACTIVE LEAKS OR WATER MOISTURE AND WATER INTRUSIONS WILL BE COMPLETELY STOPED in ANY future PERIOD OF TIME after contracted repairs and installments DUE TO COMPEXITY OF OF CONSTRUCTION MATTERS, FAULTS, FAILURES AND DEFFECTS EXIST IN THE MASONRY WALLS AND SORROUNDING CONDITIONS AND CONFIGURATIONS.
Gralak Construction Co. makes no other warranty or guarantee, express
or implied, including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
BY AN ACCEPTANCE THIS ESTIMATE THE HOME OWNERS AKNOWLEDGE THAT THEY HAVE BEEN INSTRUCTED THAT CONCRETE THAT CONCRETE MASONRY UNITS BLOCKS, commonly called split face blocks, cinder blocks and SOME POUROUS BRICKS CARRIES AN ELEVATED RISK OF MOISTURE PENETRATION EVEN THE BLOCKS OR BRICKS WILL BE/WERE/ARE PROPERLY SEALING/REPELLING/WATERPROOFING BY Gralak Construction Co.
Gralak Construction Co. does not guarantee the water leak infiltrations from the following sources: damaged walls, roof leaks, metal coverings walls and roofs, including chimneys and windows/doors, ice dams, settling and movements, iron lintels, beams and walls expansion and contraction.
Gralak Construction Co IS NOT LIABLE FOR INTERIOR DAMAGE AND MOLDS CAUSED BY WATER INFILTRATIONS IN ANY TIME in the past and the future.
GRALAK CONSTRUCTION CO. guarantees the highest quality workmanship and materials.
All work to be completed in a workmanlike manners according standard practices.
Gralak Construction Co. WARRANTS LABOR TO BE FREE from the workmanship defects.
GRALAK CONSTRUCTION CO. only certifies that materials will meet manufacturer’s specifications. GRALAK CONSTRUCTION CO. disclaims any implied warranty of fitness for any particular purpose.
Warranty will not apply to moisture penetration or damages caused by structural defects, cracks or expansion or contraction of all concrete/cement products, MISSING top and bottom WINDOW and DOOR flashing systems, MISSING THRU –WALL flashing systems ,MISSING or faulty installed top of the PARAPET WALLS flashing systems ,or any other surface cracks, voids, slits or openings, faulty construction, severely deteriorated stones and severely abraded bricks or other causes which Gralak Construction Company has no control.
GRALAK CONSTRUCTION CO. due to climate is not responsible for cracking, peeling or pitting and /or discoloration or scaling of concrete or mortar and damages appeared on the surface after excessive usage the salts during the Winter period.
Gralak Construction Company is not responsible for water leak problems, which are generated after pouring concrete surfaces; for
flooding /leaking due to poorly maintained or damaged drain pipes, downspouts, gutters, any flashings, catch basins, and damaged or leaking roofs, chimneys, etc.
Locating leaks in the entire wall system is a major task and is not included in the quote.
Gralak Construction Company does not locate all leaks in the entire masonry wall system during waterproofing project and does not provide any of four BASIC methods (tests) of measuring water penetration in masonry: the ASTM E514 test, the permeability test and the low pressure tube test (RILEM test) or a Patch test to assess coating compatibility.
In the event where moisture has entered into the building prior to Gralak Construction Co. installation or repair of the masonry walls and the roofing and may result in mold growth. GCC disclaim any and all responsibility for damages to persons or property arising from or relating to the presence of mold in the building. By executing the contract, Owner(s)1. releases Gralak Construction Co. from any and all claims Owner and Owners’ (a) family members,(b) employees,(c) tenants of (d)any other building occupants that may have as a result of such mold growth and 2.agrees to defend ,indemnify and hold Gralak Construction Co. harmless from any and all penalties, actions ,liabilities ,costs ,expenses and damages arising from or relating to the presence of mold on Owner’s building.
Silane / Siloxane Water Repellents or Acrylic/Silicone/Elastomeric paints will not prevent the water penetration through unsound or cracked surfaces (THE HAIR LINES CRACKS) or structures with existing defective masonry walls, faulty and missing drainage wall/window systems , missing thru-wall flashing, cap stones, metal ,clay flashing, etc.
Finish waterproofing paints and water repellents are not for use on walls with active water leaks.
The sealers and paints will not inhibit water penetration through defective or missing flashing ,caulking or structural waterproofing defects and all/any warranties (labor and material) at the poorly established buildings will be voided.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
Customer/Owner assumes all responsibility and liability for and releases Contractor(GRALAK CONSTRUCTION CO.) from any liability for any damage to improvements that are interfering with Contractor’s performance.
Customer/Owner will provide access to the Contractor including a right of way for all heavy equipment ,machinery and vehicles. Customer /Owner has a duty to disclose any pre-existing conditions as to property including latent or unforeseen conditions that may possibly be a safety hazard and injure Contractor or its employees.
Limitations of Contractor’s liability: Contractor (GRALAK CONSTRUCTION CO.) disclaims any and all liability except as specifically provided for in these Terms and Conditions. Contractor’s Limited Liability for any and all damages or claims for any cause or by any person whatsoever, and regardless of the form of action, whether in contract, statute, express or implied warranty or for negligence ,excepting only claims for injury to a person, SHALL be limited exclusively to Contractor’s contract price and in no event SHALL Contractor be liable for any greater amount .Contractor shall not ,in any event or for any reason whatsoever be liable to Customer ,or any other party ,for any lost profits, or expenses or any other special ,indirect ,secondary or consequential damages, loss or expenses ,even if contractor has been of or should have known of the possibility of any such loss, expense, or damage or for any claim against Customer by any other parties based on the use of contractors materials.
All claims and disputes arising under or relating to this Estimate/Agreement are to be settled by binding mandatory arbitration in the State of Illinois.
LIEN NOTICE: As required by the Illinois Mechanics Len Act, Gralak Construction Co. hereby notifies contracting party and property owners that persons or companies performing, furnishing or procuring labor, services, materials, plans or specifications on property owner’s land may have LIEN RIGHTS on property owner’s land and buildings if not PAID IN FULL. Those entitled to Lien Rights, in addition to Gralak Construction Co. are those who contract directly with the contracting party or property owners or those who give the contracting party or property owner NOTICE within nighty ( 90) days after they first perform, furnish, or procure labor, services, materials, plans.
Any additional charges that result from the SUSPENSION SHALL be paid for by contracting party.