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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/Snow Accumulation In Basement Window Wells

Article Number

1.18

Condition

WATER/SNOW ACCUMULATION IN BASEMENT WINDOW WELLS

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Basement window wells shall provide adequate drainage for rain water in accordance with the Building Code, and shall be kept clear of debris and snow accumulation as part of regular home maintenance.

Warranty

One-Year – Work and Materials Two-Year – Building Envelope Water Penetration · Damage resulting from improper home maintenance is excluded from the statutory warranty. · Additions/deletions or alterations by homeowner are excluded from the statutory

Action

Window wells not meeting the acceptable performance shall be repaired.

Remarks

Window wells shall be kept clear of debris and snow accumulation to prevent water penetration into basements.

  

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