Test Your REAC Knowledge – Part 3

It’s fun to see how much we really know about  these important and always changing UPCS/REAC standards.


According to the Compilation Bulletin Version 3, answer the following questions. 

Question 1: A randon sampling of access panels will be opened during a REAC inspection, but ALL panels must match the surrounding wall or ceiling color? 

  1. True 
  2. False

Question 2: Which of the following are not considered “minimum tools required” for a REAC inspection? 

  1. Flashlight
  2. Tape Measure
  3. GFI Tester – The inspector can only use his finger to test/reset GFIs

Question 3: Which of the following is considered “Overgrown Vegetation” according to these newly established rules?  

  1. Minor vegetation growing in gutters
  2. Moss on roof
  3. Both A and B – Roof moss and vegetation growing in gutters is now a huge priority 

Question 4: Is a child’s chalk drawing on the end of a brick building considered a defect?

  1. No, it’s not permanent 
  2. Yes – even chalk smiley faces on the wall is now defective (1.1 to 4.7 points depending on the number of times found)
  3. Depends on whether it’s crude or not

Question 5: Which of the following is no longer considered a defect within the UPCS? 

  1. Cracks filled with incorrect material 
  2. Vegetation hanging over the sidewalk 
  3. Minor chipping on exterior brick corners