National Warranty manual

S E C T I O N 5 — H OM E C OM P O N E N T S A N D T O P I C S

Century Communities Limited Warranty Guidelines During the orientation we confirm that appropriate areas are adequately caulked. One-Time Repair We will touch up caulking as a one -time repair during your materials and workmanship period. The caulking in the bathrooms and kitchen should be monitored very carefully and touched up by the homeowner when necessary. Century Communities does touch up the caulk, but standard maintenance is required by the homeowner to prevent unnecessary damage.

See also Countertops (page 5.12), Expansion and Contraction (page 5.19), Stairs (page 5.47), and Wood Trim (page 5.54).


Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines By maintaining good drainage, you protect your home’s foundation and the concrete flatwork: the basement floor, porch, patio, driveway, garage floor and sidewalks. Cracks A concrete slab 10 feet across shrinks approximately 5/8 inch as it cures. Some of this shrinkage shows up as cracks. Cracking of concrete flatwork also results from temperature changes that cause expansion and contraction. During the summer, moisture finds its way under the concrete along the edges or through cracks in the surface. In winter, this moisture forms frost that can lift the concrete, increasing the cracking. Maintaining drainage away from all concrete slabs will minimize cracking from this cause. As cracks occur, seal them with a waterproof concrete caulk (available at hardware or home improvement stores) to prevent moisture from penetrating to the soil beneath. Color Concrete slabs will vary in color based on the surrounding environment. Century Communities provides no correction for this condition. A common condition with concrete, called efflorescence, is also not covered. There are methods to remove calcification using a ratio of tri-sodium phosphate and water, along with a brush. Consult a professional should you have questions. Heavy Vehicles Prohibit commercial or other extremely heavy vehicles such as moving vans, recreational vehicles and other large delivery trucks from pulling onto your driveway. We design and install concrete drives for conventional residential vehicle use only: family cars, vans, light trucks, bicycles and so on. Ice, Snow and Chemicals Driving or parking on snow creates ice on the drive, which magnifies the effects of snow on the concrete surface. Remove ice and snow from concrete slabs as promptly as possible after snowstorms. Protect concrete from abuse by chemical agents such as pet urine, fertilizers, radiator overflow, repeated hosing, or de-icing agents, such as road salt


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