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

Concrete Block Foundation Wall Is Cracked

Article Number

1.7

Condition

CONCRETE BLOCK FOUNDATION WALL IS CRACKED

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Cracks resulting from normal shrinkage are acceptable; cracks in excess of 2 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

Cracks in excess of the acceptable condition shall be repaired.

Remarks

Where crack width exceeds the acceptable condition, or 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: 1.10 CAST-IN-PLACE CONCRETE FOUNDATION WALL IS CRACKED. 1.13 FOUNDATION WALL LEAKS

  

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