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Above-grade masonry wall or veneer cladding (including mortar) is cracked

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Cracks resulting from normal shrinkage are acceptable; crack width in excess of 2 mm is not acceptable.

Warranty

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

Action

Cracks in excess of the acceptable condition shall be repaired.

Remarks

Shrinkage during curing of the masonry is natural. Also, regular outdoor temperature fluctuations cause masonry cladding to expand and contract. The resulting thermal stress can also cause cracking; this is considered normal wear and tear.

The colour/texture of repaired areas shall match existing as closely as possible when dry. Variation in colour may be noticeable when wet.
 

 

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