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Archive of Proposed Revisions to Tarion’s Freehold Construction Performance Guidelines - Phase 2 (Spring 2019)

Tarion’s continuous review of the Construction Performance Guidelines (CPG) for freehold homes and condominium units has completed its second phase as of July 22, 2019.

Tarion has been receiving submission from a wide range of stakeholders on potential changes to the CPG, since the start of the review. Those suggestions have been reviewed and prioritized based on considerations such as:

  • Changes that have been made to the Ontario Building Code;
  • Common concerns raised on warranty forms and during the claims process; and,
  • Currently industry practices.

The items listed below were developed during Phase 2 of the review. Tarion will continue to address all of the submissions in later phases of the review. 

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1.1 Efflorescence Is Present On Concrete Or Masonry Foundation Surfaces

1.8: Parging Is Falling Off Above Grade

4.10: Aluminum Or Vinyl Siding - Colour Is Faded

4.17: Efflorescence Is Present On Exterior Finishes

4.21: Masonry Finishes are Different Colours

5.7: Roof Shingles have Blown Off

5.12: Shading on an Asphalt Shingle Roof

5.13: Variation in Colour After Repairs

6.6: Bathtub or Shower Leaks

8.9: Inadequate Heating

8.10: Inadequate Cooling

9.6: Drywall Surface Blemishes

12.6: Spots or Fading on Carpet

12.18: Dye Lot Variations in Vinyl Flooring

12.19: Variation in Colour Occurring During Repair of Vinyl Flooring

12.30: Ceramic/Porcelain Tile, Marble, or Stone Flooring is Broken or Loose

12:32: Adjacent Natural Stone Units, or Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Surfaces, Installed at Different Elevations

14.12: Water Ponding in Surface Grading of the Site

Appendix 5: How to Conduct a Water Test

(New) Appendix A8: Colour Variation

Definitions: "Repair"

Other Submissions Reviewed

To learn more about our review process, please read our backgrounder (PDF).