Yes, your telephone and cable lines are finished off with proper plates. The connecting ends are terminated where the underground services come in so connections of both of these services are quick and easy. | SERVICE PROVIDERS |
Landscaping and sod are done as weather and conditions of the subdivision allow. We try to get it done as soon as possible but there are sometimes delays.
During construction we use 3 methods to help control squeaks. We use plywood sub-floors, we glue each sheet down and then finally we screw each sheet down while the glue is still tacky so there is a better connection. Even though we follow all these steps to help control noise issues, due to the Canadian climate and drying out of lumber it is not always possible to obtain a squeak free floor and they are a natural part of our Canadian climate.
Please contact Canada Post at www.canadapost.ca
We use the BullDog Waterproofing system, which is not a “damp” proofing but an actual water proofing system.
Absolutely. We can accommodate small changes or complete customization of your new home. For more information on that please contact us at email@example.com
If your house has an HRV installed just use your controls to lower the humidity in the house. If not, please click here for helpful tips to prevent condensation. If warm moist air inside the house comes in contact with the window glazing on a cold day, moisture may condense on the windowpane at the edges of the glass near the frame. On very cold days, condensation may freeze, forming ice. You need to ensure moist air in your home is removed at its source. Run the HRV or bathroom fan on high for 15 minutes after a shower and use the range hood when stovetop cooking to lower humidity levels.
As is the case with floor slabs, concrete foundation walls crack as a result of shrinkage and/or settlement. Generally cracks do not indicate a defect, and do not leak. If you detect leakage at a foundation crack, contact the Service Department.
Salt, combined with the winter freeze/thaw cycles, can cause serious erosion to concrete surfaces. Most often the front edge of the garage floor is affected. It is important to keep these areas clean and to apply a suitable sealer to the concrete once a year to prevent salt damage.
My air conditioner does not work.
The house is not cooling down.
Ensure that you check the following before calling:
* Thermostat is set to “cool” and at least 5 degrees below the house temperature.
* Breaker switch is fully in the “on” position.
* Exterior wall switch (located near the A/C unit) is on.
If the unit still does not start up, please contact your service rep. Remember that the air conditioner takes time to cool off the house. Sustained high outdoor temperatures will cause the indoor temperature to rise temporarily. You can save on cooling costs by closing window coverings during the day.
The burning smell is normal for a new fireplace. It is the oil left on the unit from the manufacturing process and it needs to burn off. The best thing to do is leave your fireplace on for six hours continuously to burn the oil off. You may need to open some windows to keep the smoke alarms from sounding. The fireplace pilot light went out and I can’t get it to light. The proper instructions for relighting the pilot light are located on a plate behind the lower grille of the fireplace.
The Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) has probably tripped. The GFCI outlet is located by the front door or in the garage. Reset it by pushing the small reset button on the outlet. If the GFCI is not tripped, check the circuit breaker in the main electrical panel.
The GFCI in the powder room has probably tripped. The reset button needs to be pushed to restore power to all three bathroom plugs.
Once the Final Electrical Inspection
has passed, the ESA will forward the paperwork to Barr
electrician. The sticker on the panel is not normally signed as part of this process.
As the concrete cures and hardens, it shrinks and may
crack. Settlement and changes in temperature also
contribute to cracking.
Generally cracks do not indicate a defect and do not require repair. Floor slabs are not a structural component of your home.
This is due to the normal settlement of the backfill around the house. Barr Homes will repair this type of settlement, once, at the time of the year-end service repairs. If your year-end repairs happen during a winter month, the repair will be delayed until the following spring.
Survey markings may no longer be visible after the lot is graded and landscaped. Please do not use wooden stakes as evidence of lot lines. A survey certificate, included in your Sales Agreement, may be helpful. Alternatively a surveyor can accurately mark out your lot lines.
Keys will be available from your lawyer on closing day. You will also need to bring the Certificate of Completion and Possession (Tarion Warranty Certificate) given to you at the Pre-Delivery Inspection.
If your lawyer did not give them to you, they are hanging on a nail inside the garage beside the door.
We recommend that you do not. The closing process and transfer of the keys normally happens in the afternoon of closing day. It may save you time and money to schedule these things a day or more later.
Canada Post will provide you with this information on their web site or by calling them at 1 866 607 6301.
Barr Homes does not provide working drawings or house plans. If you require this type of information, plans are available for your viewing at the sales office.
Unless they are of an emergency nature, we would prefer to wait until you submit your 30 day list. | TARION FORMS |
Selecting a home inspector is an important decision. We suggest you to select someone registered with the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors (OAHI) who is trained and carries proper insurance. The OAHI sets qualification requirements, regulates its members and grants the “Registered Home Inspector” designation to qualified inspectors. Registered members of the OAHI have achieved the highest standard of training, education, and expertise in the home inspection industry. A list of qualified home inspectors is on their website at www.oahi.com
Hardwood is a natural wood product and changes in dimension with changes in humidity. Lower humidity levels may cause the boards to visibly shrink.
Hardwood is a natural wood product and expands in width when the environment is humid. If the boards do not have room to expand, they push upward with a visible pucker or cupping. Proper control of the indoor humidity levels will prevent this from happening.
Your primary contact is always your Customer Care Representative at 613-542-4922
The KVAC Contractor calculates the size and location of the supply ducts and air return vents after the floor plans are drawn up by the architect. The location and number of actually installed vents does not always correspond to what is show on the architect’s floor plans.
No. For safety and insurance reasons this is not allowed. You will have an opportunity to visit the home with our site supervisor prior to installation of the drywall, and again with our inspector prior to closing.
Construction progress is affected by factors such as permit availability, trade schedules, material delivery, and weather. There may be times when progress appears to be at a standstill, and other times when a lot of progress is made very quickly.
The backfill around the house needs time to settle. It is best to wait for close to a year before paving in order to avoid future settlement problems. Normally, driveway paving begins in the month of June each year and finishes by October.
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