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

Cast-In-Place Concrete Foundation Wall Is Cracked

Article Number

1.10

Condition

CAST-IN-PLACE CONCRETE FOUNDATION WALL IS CRACKED

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Cracks resulting from normal shrinkage are acceptable; cracks in excess of 6 mm in width are not acceptable.

Warranty

One-Year - Work and Materials. · Cracks resulting from normal shrinkage of materials caused by drying after construction are excluded from the statutory warranty.

Action

Walls with cracks exceeding the acceptable condition shall be repaired.

Remarks

Concrete walls naturally crack during curing due to shrinkage. Where lateral or vertical movement is evident, further investigation may be required. The colour and texture of a repaired area may not match the surrounding concrete. See Also: 1.7 CONCRETE BLOCK FOUNDATION WALL IS CRACKED

  

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