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Chatham Kent Custom Home Warranty

When you buy an Ewald Home you're buying peace of mind.  New Home buyers in Chatham-Kent and all of Ontario, benefit from both deposit protection and warranty coverage.  Deposit protection begins the moment a deposit is paid.  Warranty coverage takes effect on the date of possession and remains in effect, even if the house or condominium unit is sold before the end of the warranty period.  Dave's personal promise of satisfaction, and his reputation as a Chatham Kent Home Building veteran are an assurance that your Ewald Custom Home, will not only exceed industry standards, the support that comes after construction is finished will exceed your expectations.   


1. Deposit Protection – Every Ewald custom home buyer is protected against loss of deposit, up to $40,000, should the sale of their home not be completed through no fault of their own. This applies to freehold and contract home buyers who signed an Agreement of Purchase and Sale (APS) on or after February 1, 2003.   Buyers who signed an APS before February 1, 2003 are covered for up to $20,000.  This protection applies to all new home buyers in Ontario.  

What's covered?

  • Requires a home is constructed in a workman-like manner and free from defects in material

  • Protects against unauthorized substitutions

  • Requires the home to be fit for habitation

  • Protects against Ontario Building Code violations

  • Applies for one year, beginning on the home’s date of possession even if the home is sold.

One year warranty


Two year new custom home warranty

  • Protects against water penetration through the basement or foundation walls

  • Protects against defects in materials that affect windows, doors and caulking, and defects in work that results in water penetration into the building envelope

  • Covers defects in work or materials in the electrical, plumbing and heating delivery, and distribution systems

  • Covers defects in work or materials that result in the detachment, displacement or deterioration of exterior cladding (such as brickwork, aluminum or vinyl siding)

  • Protects against violations of the Ontario Building Code that affect health and safety

  • Applies for two years, beginning on the home’s date of possession.

Seven year warranty

Your Ewald Homes Ontario Custom Home seven year warranty covers major structural defects (MSD) and begins on the date you take possession of the home and ends on the day before the seventh anniversary of that date.

For example, if your custom home’s date of possession is October 23, 2005, the seven year MSD warranty begins on October 23, 2005 and remains in effect until and including October 22, 2012.

A major structural defect is defined in the The Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act  as:

In respect of a post June 30, 2012 home, any defect in work or materials in respect of a building, including a crack, distortion or displacement of a structural load-bearing element of the building, if it…

(I) results in failure of a structural load-bearing element of the building

(II) materially and adversely affects the ability of a structural load-bearing element of the building to carry, bear and resist applicable structural loads for the usual and ordinary service life of the element

(III) materially and adversely affects the use of a significant portion of the building for usual and ordinary purposes of a residential dwelling and having regard to any specific use provisions set out in the purchase agreement for the home

The seven year MSD warranty includes significant damage due to soil movement*, major cracks in basement walls, collapse or serious distortion of joints or roof structure and chemical failure of materials.

In addition to the general exclusions, the seven year MSD warranty specifically excludes: dampness not arising from failure of a load-bearing portion of the building, damage to drains or services, and damage to finishes.

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