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Cast-in-place concrete foundation wall is cracked

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Cracks resulting from normal shrinkage are acceptable; cracks in excess of 6 mm in width or that leak are not acceptable.

Warranty

One-Year Work and Materials
Cracks resulting from normal shrinkage of materials caused by drying after construction are excluded from the warranty.

Action

Walls with cracks exceeding the acceptable condition shall be repaired.

Remarks

Concrete walls naturally crack during curing due to shrinkage. Where lateral or vertical movement is evident, further investigation may be required.  The colour and texture of a repaired area may not match the surrounding concrete.
 

 

New Home Warranty Program of Saskatchewan
Construction Performance Standards
Effective January 1, 2014