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The Basement Floor Crack: Warranted or Not Warranted?
April 12, 2016
The Basement Floor Crack: The Results


What we see in the photo is a crack in the basement concrete floor and some signs of wetness. The homeowner wanted the builder to repair the problem as part of the warranty.

What do you think?

A homeowner submitted the photo below along with a two-year warranty form to Tarion. What we see in the photo is a crack in the basement concrete floor and some signs of wetness. The homeowner wanted the builder to repair the problem as part of the warranty. The builder felt the situation was not unusual and definitely not covered under the warranty. The homeowner argued that the the issue should be covered under the two-year warranty because it “protects against water penetration through the basement or foundation walls.” The builder disagreed. According to him, this was not a warranted item. Why? There was no water penetration.  Dampness, yes, but not an unusual occurrence in basement concrete floor slabs. How would you decide? Is it warranted or not warranted?

 The Basement Floor Crack: Warranted or Not Warranted?

Feel free to share your thoughts with us, and stay tuned for the answer…


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