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Lightweight (fibreglass and acrylic) bathtub or shower base flexes and creaks

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Lightweight bathtubs and showers may flex and creak when installed in accordance with Manufacturer's specifications.


One-Year  Work and Materials


Bathtubs or showers with excessive flexing or cracking not meeting the acceptable condition shall be repaired.


Fibreglass and acrylic bathtubs and shower enclosures are lightweight yet strong. Flexing or creaking sounds can often be heard especially in large soaker-type tubs as they are filled and emptied. These fixtures are designed to withstand this type of flexing; it does not generally represent a manufacturing or installation defect.


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