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Efflorescence is present on masonry or stucco surface

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Efflorescence commonly occurs on masonry and stucco surfaces and is normal.   No warranty.

Warranty

None.

Action

The builder is not required to take any action.

Remarks

Efflorescence is the harmless deposit of mineral salts on the surface of masonry and occurs
naturally due to the movement of moisture; it may diminish over time. Visibility varies with seasonal conditions. Dark-coloured bricks tend to exaggerate the appearance of efflorescence. Localized areas of efflorescence may be linked to abnormal sources of moisture.  Salt and de-icers may also contribute to efflorescence.
 

 

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