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

No Reinforcement In Basement Concrete Slab

Article Number

1.6

Condition

NO REINFORCEMENT IN BASEMENT CONCRETE SLAB

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Unless the slab is specifically intended and designed to be a structural slab, reinforcing or mesh is not required.

Warranty

One-Year - Work and Materials. Seven-Year - Major Structural Defect

Action

Where a structural slab is not reinforced as required by the design, repairs shall be made; otherwise no action is required.

Remarks

Concrete slabs in basements shall conform to the Building Code. Reinforcing of concrete slabs is not usually necessary unless unusual design or construction conditions are encountered. See Also: 14.3 NO REINFORCEMENT IN GARAGE SLAB.

  

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