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

Water Leakage Through Basement Floor Slab

Article Number

1.14

Condition

WATER LEAKAGE THROUGH BASEMENT FLOOR SLAB

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Basement floor slabs shall allow no water penetration.

Warranty

Two-Year - Basement Water Penetration. Water leakage resulting from improper maintenance, exterior grade alterations made by the homeowner, an act of God or failure of municipal services or other utilities is excluded from the statutory warranty. Secondary damage to property or any personal injury resulting from the water penetration is also excluded from the statutory warranty.

Action

Defects resulting in water penetration through the basement floor slab shall be repaired. Subsurface investigation may be required.

Remarks

Only actual water leakage through the floor slab resulting in an accumulation of water is warranted; dampness or condensation is not considered a warranted condition. The homeowner must take immediate steps to prevent damage to their property and report any losses to their home insurance provider. A thorough site investigation prior to construction and during excavation will assist in determining whether groundwater levels may adversely affect the use of the building. See Also: 1.12 BASEMENT WALL OR FLOOR IS DAMP

  

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