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

Leakage Through Basement Or Foundation Walls Or Slabs-On-Grade

Article Number

1.4

Condition

LEAKAGE THROUGH BASEMENT OR FOUNDATION WALLS OR SLABS-ON-GRADE

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Basements/foundation walls and slabs-on-grade shall allow no water penetration/leaks

Warranty

Two- Year – Basement or Foundation 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

Water penetration through the basement or foundation walls or slabs-on-grade shall be repaired.

Remarks

Only water penetration which is documented as active within the warranty period is warranted; dampness caused by condensation or other causes is not considered to be water penetration and is not covered by the statutory warranty. The owner must take immediate steps to prevent damage to their property and report any losses to their insurance provider. Leakage excludes purposefully designed relief ports or other intentional drainage and containment measures considered in the design. Sub-surface investigation may be required.

  

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