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Sr. Member
Oct 10, 2010
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Leaky foundation

Hi,

My folks are buying (closed) a new house in London, ON and found some water leaking from basement wall. The house is brand new and covered under warranty. They are really worried this problem might repeat and they signed up under wrong builder. What is their options this team? Just wait for leaks and repair/is there any other options?

Thanks!
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Member
Feb 3, 2012
276 posts
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T.O.
Bring it up with the builder since it's a brand new home and under warranty. You don't want to be responsible for fixing foundation/structural issues down the road.
Jr. Member
Nov 14, 2016
157 posts
95 upvotes
Toronto
No other option. It is not uncommon to have cracks develop in the foundation wall. Good thing it is still under warranty and make sure the builder fixes them ASAP. Also look for other fine cracks that could expand in future. As them to fix those as well.
Deal Addict
Jan 15, 2017
3749 posts
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They need to famialrize themselves with the warranty process https://www.tarion.com/ for the home. Need to get the builder to fix it. Some builder's have their own forms for submitting warranty repairs right after closing - others just wait for the Tarion required forms. At the very least they need to complete and submit the 30 day form to Tarion with the leak noted.
Newbie
Oct 6, 2008
20 posts
17 upvotes
Your parents should also understand that for foundation issues they may have no recourse if they are minor in nature.

We had foundation cracks that presented after a year (but less than two) and we learned you have absolutely NO recourse through Tarion unless it is a major structural defect - ie your walls are actually at risk of collapse.


We ended up having ours repaired for under $2,000.00.

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