Water leakage through basement floor slab
Water penetration through basement floor slabs are not covered unless they are a result of a defect.
Two-Year Basement Water Penetration
Water leakage resulting from improper maintenance, failure to maintain
sump pump operation, 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.
Defects resulting in water penetration through the basement floor slab shall be repaired.
Subsurface investigation may be required.
Only actual water leakage through the floor slab is warranted; dampness
or condensation is not considered a warranted condition. The homeowner
must take immediate steps to prevent damage to their property and
report any losses to their home insurance provider.
A thorough site investigation prior to construction and during
excavation will assist in determining whether groundwater levels may
adversely affect the use of the building.