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

Asphalt or Concrete Driveway has Cracked

Article Number

14.7

Condition

ASPHALT OR CONCRETE DRIVEWAY HAS CRACKED

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Cracks are acceptable if caused by factors other than a defect in work or materials provided by the builder.

Warranty

One-Year - Work and Materials. · Damage resulting from normal shrinkage of materials caused by drying after construction, improper maintenance, normal wear and tear, subsidence of the land around the building, or alterations, deletions, or additions made by the homeowner is not covered by the statutory warranty.

Action

Cracks not meeting the acceptable condition shall be repaired.

Remarks

The condition is warranted where there is a demonstrated defect in work or material supplied by the builder. Cracks may develop in driveways due to environmental conditions, soil settlement, de-icing chemicals, or shrinkage of the asphalt or concrete, and are not warranted in those situations. Heavy loads from large vehicles can damage driveways. See Also: 14.8 DRIVEWAY HAS SETTLED

    

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