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Manufactured solid-surface countertop (integrated basin) cracks at the drain

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Manufactured solid-surface countertops shall be installed to prevent stress cracking and in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications.

Warranty

One-Year  Work and Materials
Damage resulting from improper maintenance or additions, deletions or alterations made by the homeowner is excluded from the warranty.

Action

Manufactured solid-surface countertops not meeting the acceptable performance shall be repaired.

Remarks

Identify any damaged countertops during the walk-through and record any damage on the Certificate of Possession Form, to avoid any dispute about whether the damage was caused by the builder. Manufactured solid-surface countertops can be brittle and damaged by impact. Over-tightening of drains or fasteners may cause stress cracks. Care should be taken when cleaning or servicing to prevent cracking or chipping.
 

 

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