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Old 2010-11-16, 01:24 PM
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Default Basement cracks past one year possession

Hi it has been over 1 year almost 13 months and my husband just noticed cracks in basement floor, more than 5mm, I phone Tarion and they said it's no longer on warranty, if it was on the wall it would still be under warranty. Is there anything we can do about this? Are cracks this size normal? And is it easy to fix? Thanks
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5mm thick? wow. make sure you monitor it to see if it gets thicker.
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If you download the Construction Performance Guidelines from Tarion and refer to page 22, it discusses your issue. That's too bad.

http://www.tarion.com/HOME/New+Home+...Guidelines.htm
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"...cracks in excess of 6mm are not acceptable"?!?

There are household pets that could be lost in a 6mm floor crack. I'm beginning to love Tarion.
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Hi it has been over 1 year almost 13 months and my husband just noticed cracks in basement floor, more than 5mm, I phone Tarion and they said it's no longer on warranty, if it was on the wall it would still be under warranty. Is there anything we can do about this? Are cracks this size normal? And is it easy to fix? Thanks
have you asked the builder to come and fix them?

cracks in a cement floor have become the norm - it has to do with the mix, finishing speed, and drying too fast

there is no structural implication unless one side is lifted up higher than the other and/or they keep moving

i any case what you can do is fill/seal them with caulk - the widest gaps will need 2 or 3 treatments to stay flush
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Thank you for all your replies, I will call the builder to come and take a look.
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