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

Basement Floor Drain Is Too Hight

Article Number

1.16

Condition

BASEMENT FLOOR DRAIN IS TOO HIGH

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Basement floor drains shall facilitate water drainage.

Warranty

One-Year Work and Materials One-Year Ontario Building Code Defects in materials, design and work supplied by the owner, secondary damage caused by defects such as property damage and personal injury, damage resulting from improper maintenance, alteration, deletions or additions made by the owner, or damage caused by municipal services or other utilities are excluded from the statutory warranty.

Action

Basement floor drains not meeting the acceptable condition shall be repaired.

Remarks

Basement concrete floors (slabs) are generally sloped towards a floor drain in order to facilitate water drainage in the event of accidental flooding. The location of the floor drain should be at the lowest point, but may not necessarily be located conveniently to facilitate drainage over the entire floor area. Localized ponding is acceptable. Basement floor drains and grates shall remain clear and unobstructed at all times, and should be inspected and cleaned of obstructions as part of regular home maintenance.

    

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