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    Construction Performance Guidelines

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These helpful guidelines outline work and material deficiencies in new homes and residential condominium units covered under the statutory warranty [...]

Leak in Exterior Wall

Article Number

4.31

Condition

LEAK IN EXTERIOR WALL

Acceptable Performance/Condition

The building envelope shall be constructed to prevent water entry.

Warranty

Two-Year - Building Envelope Water Penetration. Two-Year - Cladding Detachment, Displacement or Deterioration. · Water penetration resulting from improper maintenance or normal wear and tear is not covered by the statutory warranty.

Action

Building envelopes not meeting the acceptable condition shall be repaired.

Remarks

Joints and cracks in exterior wall surfaces and around openings shall be properly sealed to prevent the entry of water. Caulking and sealants deteriorate under normal weather conditions and should be checked regularly. See Also: 1.14 FOUNDATION WALL LEAKS

  

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