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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 Wall Or Floor Is Damp

Article Number

1.12

Condition

BASEMENT WALL OR FLOOR IS DAMP

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Dampness on wall or floor surfaces caused by capillary transport or condensation of water vapour may occur. Only actual water penetration through an opening in the wall or floor may be covered by the statutory warranty.

Warranty

None. · Damage caused by dampness or condensation due to failure by the homeowner to maintain adequate ventilation is excluded from the statutory warranty.

Action

No action by the builder is required.

Remarks

Condensation can occur during peak seasonal weather patterns. The homeowner should immediately reduce the moisture levels to prevent harm to property. Dampness can be reduced by using a dehumidifier or by increasing the amount of ventilation to the area. See Also: 1.13 FOUNDATION WALL LEAKS 1.14 WATER LEAKAGE THROUGH BASEMENT FLOOR SLAB

    

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