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Acceptable Performance/Condition

Foundation walls shall allow no water penetration.

Warranty

Two-Year Basement 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 warranty. Secondary damage to property or any personal injury resulting from the water penetration is also excluded from the warranty.

Action

Water penetration through the basement or foundation walls shall be repaired.

Remarks

Only actual water penetration through the foundation is warranted; dampness caused by condensation or other causes is not considered to be water penetration and is not covered by the warranty. The homeowner must take immediate steps to prevent damage to their property and report any losses to their home insurance provider.

 

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