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Term and Commencement Date

The term of this warranty is one year commencing on the date of occupancy by the buyer or the date the deed conveying the property is recorded, whichever date is earliest. This warranty is non-transferable. Occupancy is defined as the date on which the buyer has the right to enter upon the property and assumes possession of the property. This warranty is void if this is not the Buyer/s primary residence.  Rental properties will not be warranted.  Warranty requests will only be received from the original Buyer/s.  These items in the home have warranties that extend beyond the one year warranty. Some of these items are listed below and will require the homeowner to schedule for repairs.

Warranty Disclaimer: Asbury Construction, LLC shall not be liable for any claims relating to the construction of the dwelling on the property including consequential damages except under the terms and conditions of this written warranty. Builder makes no other warranties, whether express or implied, and buyer hereby waives any implied warranty of merchantability and/or warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or use, and any other implied warranties.

Warranty Request Process

If you do not have email capabilities or would prefer to mail the warranty request to 1406 N Main St, Suite 100, Meridian ID 83642. Asbury Construction, LLC will not accept warranty requests through a phone call, voice message, or text message.

To submit a warranty request, simply go to the link HERE, and fill in the necessary information. Please be as precise as you can on the descriptions of the area(s) of concern. After we receive your warranty request, you will be contacted within 3 business days to schedule the warranty appointment. If after 3 business days you have not been contacted, please call our office at 208-509-4511. The warranty appointment needs to be scheduled at least 10 business days in advance.

  • Loss of heat in the winter, Call Legend Heating 208-466-1773
  • Loss of air-conditioning in the summer, call Legend Heating 208-466-1773
  • A plumbing leak, call Kelley Plumbing 208-794-8930
  • Loss of power, check GFCI’s, breakers, or Idaho Power if the neighborhood is experiencing an outage. Idaho Power, 1-800-488-6151
  • Loss of natural gas or gas leak: If you are experiencing a loss of power or natural gas, please check with your neighbors to see if they are having the same loss. From time to time we do experience utility outages, which only the specific utility companies can correct. Intermountain Gas 208-377-6840
  • Pressure irrigation; please call the subdivision developer, homeowner president, or your irrigation office. For Hazelwood and Heritage Grove, call Robert 208-695-7450.
  • Loss of cable TV or satellite, call your provider

You can also find emergency numbers listed on your water heater and furnace.

Items Not Covered in the Warranty

Most items on and in your home are covered for the first year against defects due to workmanship and materials. There are manufacturers’ warranties on most of the products used to create your home that exceed this one-year limit. There are limited warranties on major mechanical products (plumbing, HVAC, electrical) during the second year.

These items are the sole responsibility of the homeowner to maintain and are NOT covered under Asbury Construction, LLC warranties. They are listed below:

  • A home that’s left vacant and unattended for more than 24 hours.
  • Damage resulting from ice dams.
  • Concrete: Spalling (flaking or surface chipping). DO NOT use ice melt products.
  • Concrete: Foundation cracks and/or flat work cracks less than 1/4”.
  • Outside water intrusion into the crawlspace, and any damages resulting from intrusion.
  • Standing water in the yard.
  • Additional paint touch up that is not noted in the original home Orientation List.
  • Hairline cracks, peeling, flaking, or discoloration in foundations or flat work.
  • Air-conditioning maintenance (refer to Air Conditioning)
  • Landscaping: trees, shrubs, and grass are living things and need proper care to ensure their health and survival (water, fertilizer, pruning, etc.). As we cannot supervise the performance of this necessary care; Asbury Construction, LLC cannot warranty the landscaping around your home.
  • Pest control is a homeowner responsibility and is not covered under warranty.

Warranty service is not designed to handle “cosmetic” or “maintenance” items. All cosmetic items should be resolved prior to closing on the home. Maintenance items are the responsibility of the homeowner. The one-year warranty is extended only to the original homeowner and is not transferable to any subsequent homeowner. 

It should be further noted that it is the duty of the homeowner to report all conditions covered by this warranty in a timely manner. Asbury Construction, LLC will not be responsible for any excessive damage created by delay or failure to report the problem as soon as it is noticed.

All warranty requests must be submitted in writing to Asbury Construction, LLC. In order to handle your request in a timely manner, it will be necessary for you to make arrangements for either you or a representative (not a minor) to allow us access to your home and remain present while any work is being performed. All warranty work must be completed Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

In case of an emergency, and you cannot get hold of Asbury Construction, you may contact the appropriate sub-contractor directly. Contact information for these contractors can be found on the stickers located on your furnace or water heater. Examples of emergencies include:

  • Plumbing leaks
  • Gas leaks
  • Total loss of air-conditioning during the summer.                                                        
  • Total loss of heat during the winter

We are pleased that you have purchased a new home from Asbury Construction, LLC. I hope this brief introduction to your Warranty Service program has helped you. Please take the time to review as much of this Warranty Book as possible. It has been designed to make living in and maintaining your new home a relatively comfortable process. The more you know the easier the process.

Feel free to contact our office at 208-509-4511 with any warranty-related questions you may have.

Grading & Draining

Maintenance

The final grade is established to insure adequate drainage away from the home. It isn’t designed to shed water completely off of the home site, and that isn’t a reasonable expectation. Typical rainfall may result in ponding in the yard, but it shouldn’t be next to the foundation.

Changes to the final grade, such as the addition of berms, can trap water either in the yard or close to the home. It is possible for the ground to settle in the backfilled areas around the foundation. It is the homeowner’s responsibility to watch for excessive settling to ensure that positive slope is maintained.

Over watering of the landscaping is the most common cause of drainage issues and can easily result in water in your crawlspace. Monitoring and controlling the amount of water applied to the landscaping is the most important maintenance item when it comes to the issue of drainage.

Limited Warranty

Backfill Settlement: It is the Homeowner’s responsibility to insure that backfilled or excavated areas around the foundation and at utility trenches do not interfere with the drainage away from the house. If excessive ground settlement is discovered, Asbury Construction, LLC will correct it.

Foundation and Flatwork Concrete

Maintenance

Foundation: By maintaining good drainage away from your home, you are protecting your homes foundation. Maintenance of drainage away from all concrete will minimize cracking and other forms of movement.

Sweeping/Cleaning: Do not wash patios, porches, drives, etc. with cold water from an outside faucet when temperatures are extremely high and the hot sun has been shining on the concrete. The abrupt change in temperature can damage the surface bond of the concrete. Sweeping is the preferred method of keeping exterior concrete clean. If washing is necessary, do this when temperatures are moderate.

Cleaning of the garage floor by hosing can cause settling, spalling, and increase soil movement by allowing water to penetrate any existing cracks. Sweeping is the recommended method for keeping the garage clean. Be sure to sweep ice and salt out of the garage and off of the driveway during the winter months. Leaving these elements on the concrete can also cause spalling which is not covered in this warranty.

ACHD uses salt and other materials that can cause spalling in the winter months on their roads. Simply by driving on their salted roads and then returning home can apply salt to your concrete surfaces. It is critical to keep your surfaces free of these materials to prevent spalling.

Heavy Vehicles: Do not permit heavy vehicles such as moving vans or concrete trucks to drive on your concrete work. This concrete is not intended to bear the weight of these types of vehicles.

Expansion Joints: Expansion joints have been used to help control expansion; however, concrete is also susceptible to shrinking. If the concrete shrinks, moisture can penetrate under the concrete and lift the expansion joint. If this occurs, you can fill the gap created with a concrete sealant, which can be purchased at most hardware stores.

 

Limited Warranty

Foundation: While the foundation has been designed and constructed in accordance with engineering requirements, shrinkage or settlement cracks are common and should be expected within certain tolerances. Any cracks greater than 1/4″ in width will be repaired by surface patching or painting, up to one year. Builder is not responsible for variations in color of any repairs.

Flatwork: Flatwork is defined as porches, stoops, patios, driveways, and sidewalks. Cracking in the concrete flatwork is often caused by temperature extremes. 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 or causing more cracking. Spalling is not covered in this warranty.

Flatwork cracking under ¼” in width is not covered by this or any other warranty. Cracks over ¼” will be caulked. If the concrete heaves and causes a tripping hazard, we will address.

Grade Changes: If the Homeowner changes the grading, drainage, or landscape design or fails to perform needed maintenance and this causes any damage, the Homeowner is responsible. Cracking of the thin mortar finish over exposed foundation walls is not warranted.

Air Conditioning / Heating System

Filter: Change the filter/s every three months. If you do not replace your filter/s, your furnace cannot breathe and it will become too hot and shut down. Similarly, your air conditioner’s coil will freeze. This will cause the air conditioner to lose its ability to cool and can cause the system to shut down.

Temperature Variations: Normal temperatures can vary from floor to floor and room to room (depending on the style of the home). Rooms in a single story home can vary as much as 6 degrees. The temperature in a two story home, from first to second floor, can vary as much as 8 degrees. The furnace blower will typically run non-stop during severe hot spells. To fully and efficiently utilize your cooling system, you must understand that it is a total, whole-house system. The cooling system involves everything inside your home, including, for example, drapes and window coverings. The cooling system is designed to maintain a 20 degree difference from the outside temperature. In the case of excessive outdoor temperatures of 95 degrees or above, a 20-degree difference will be difficult to maintain. The cooling system will perform best when the thermostat is left at one setting around the clock.

Gas Odor: If you smell gas, leave the house immediately and call the gas company.

Manufacturer Warranty: Trane has a 5 year warranty on all parts. If, you register your appliance within 90 days of your home closing at https://www.trane.com/residential/en/for-owners/warranty-and-registration.html, Trane will extend the warranty an additional 5 years.  Labor is only included in the first year of the warranty.

Fireplace

Limited Warranty: Damage to glass doors included on the Orientation List will be corrected by Asbury Construction, LLC. Malfunction of the fireplace system due to defect will be corrected by Asbury Construction, LLC for the first year following the home closing.

Items included your Manufacturer’s Warranty:

  • One year all parts and labor.
  • Two years parts and labor on lighters, electronic components, and glass.
  • 10 years parts and one year labor on burners, logs, and refractory.
  • Limited lifetime and three years parts on the firebox and the heat exchanger.
Plumbing

Water Heater

6 Year limited warranty by manufacturer to the original owner: Tank and parts from the manufactured date.

Kitchen and Bathroom Sinks

Limited Sink Warranty: The warranty applies only to the original owner. The warranty only applies when used and cleaned as recommended, and not damaged due to abuse, misuse, or negligence.

The following are covered in the Blanco Warranty:

  • Bubbling
  • Thermal cracking
  • Inconsistent color
  • Routering imperfections
  • Surface blemishes
  • Warped deck

The following conditions are not covered by the sink warranty:

  • Chipping
  • Cuts and Nicks
  • Scratches due to use
  • Scuff marks

Toilets:

ProFlo: Toilets come with a limited lifetime warranty on chinaware, a limited 5 year warranty from the manufacturer on all mechanical parts of the toilet, and a limited one year warranty on the toilet seat.

Faucets

Moen: Lifetime warranty from the manufacturer to the original owner only. Misuse or abuse is not covered.

Fiberglass Showers and Bathtubs

Although not covered under your new home’s warranty, any subsequent damage to your fiberglass tubs or shower units can and should be repaired. There are several companies in the valley that can repair your damaged fiberglass showers and bathtubs. One company in the valley is Bath Crest, you can contact them at 208-343-8000.

Garbage Disposal

Standard one year parts and labor warranty.

Maintenance

Freezing Pipes: Provided the home is heated at a normal level, pipes should not freeze at outside temperatures above 25 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat should be set at 65 degrees if you are away during winter months and it is advisable to open cabinets, let water drip, and cover exterior faucets. Please take these same precautions if the temperature drops below 25 degrees.

Garage doors should be kept closed as much as possible to protect plumbing lines, which may run through this area.

In unusually frigid weather, or if you will be gone more than a day or two, open cabinet doors to allow warm air to circulate around pipes.

If your pipes should freeze, turn your water off. When pipes freeze, they usually burst. If pipe should thaw while the water is on, an enormous amount of damage to your home may result.

It is a good idea to disconnect all outside water hoses after each use but especially during freezing weather as a small amount of water is held in the spigot and may freeze and cause the pipe to burst.

Electrical

Breaker Panel: The breaker panel that contains the electrical breakers for your home includes a “main” shut-off that controls all the electrical power to the home. In addition, individual breakers control the separate circuits.  The master breaker panel is located in the garage.

Outlets: If an outlet is not working, check first to see if it is one that is controlled by a wall switch or protected by a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI).

GFCI: GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) receptacles have a built-in element, which senses fluctuations in power. Installation of these receptacles is required by building codes in bathrooms, the kitchen, exterior outlets, and in the garage (areas where an individual can come into contact with water while holding an electric appliance or tool). Heavy appliances such as freezers or power tools can trip the GFCI breaker. Do not plug a refrigerator or food freezer into a GFCI controlled outlet. Garage door openers and your sprinkler control box are plugged into GFCI’s. Failure to notice a tripped GFCI will stop power to your opener and will also stop sprinklers/drip lines from watering.

The likelihood of the contents being ruined is very high, and any damage is NOT covered by the Limited Warranty and Asbury Construction, LLC shall not be responsible. Breaker Tripping: Plugging too many appliances into a circuit can often cause the breaker to trip. Also, a worn cord, defective item, operating an appliance with too high a voltage requirement, or starting an electric motor can trip a breaker.

If any circuit trips repeatedly, unplug all items connected to it and reset. If it trips when nothing is connected to it, you need an electrician and the problem should be reported. If the circuit remains on, one of the items you unplugged may be defective and may require repair or replacement.

Buzzing: Fluorescent fixtures use transformer action to operate them. This action sometimes causes a buzzing. This is normal.

Recessed Can Lights: All recessed can fixtures have a thermal cutoff switch internally wired. If too much heat from the lamp is trapped inside, it will automatically shut off to prevent a hazard.

Limited Warranty

Any electrical wiring that fails to carry its designated load will be repaired to meet specifications.

Fixtures: Fixtures may carry other warranties. Asbury Construction, LLC is not responsible for these warranties. Fixtures, noted as damaged on the Home Orientation List, will be repaired or replaced at the option of Asbury Construction, LLC. There is no warranty on fixtures supplied by the Homeowner. Required bulb wattage on all fixtures must be adhered to; failure to use proper bulb can damage the fixture or cause a fire.

Power Surge: Power surges are the result of local conditions beyond the control of Asbury Construction, LLC. The result of surges is often burned out bulbs. Asbury Construction, LLC does not warrant against any defect or consequential damage resulting from a power surge.

Ceiling Fans

Maintenance: Ceiling fans will give you extended, trouble free service if a small amount of maintenance is performed. During normal use, the screws in the fan can become loose resulting in excessive wobbling and/or ticking. It is recommended to check and tighten all visible screws every six months. Be careful not to hold onto the blades when performing this maintenance or when cleaning as the blade arms can bend easily and will cause the fan to wobble. Some “ticking sounds during fan use is normal.

Limited Warranty

Ceiling Fans: Ceiling fans are warranted directly to you by their manufacturer. 

Manufacturer: Refer to the literature in your warranty binder for details and limitations.

Registration: Mail warranty registration cards directly to the manufacturer or fill out on manufacturer’s website.

Drywall

Shrinkage Cracks: Some slight cracking, nail “pops” and/or drywall seams may become visible in walls and ceilings. These occurrences are normally caused by the shrinkage of the wood to which the drywall is attached, or by normal shifting, settling, and expansion/contraction of your home. Asbury Construction, LLC will repair drywall damage due to this shrinkage within one year of closing. Touch up/drywall repair may not match surrounding area exactly. Asbury Construction, LLC will make every effort to match as closely as possible.

Lighting Conditions: Repairs will not be made when only visible under particular lighting conditions.

Repainting: If the drywall repair is required as a result of inadequate workmanship (such as blisters in tape) or other warranty-based repair (such as a plumbing leak), Asbury Construction, LLC will complete the repair of the damaged area with the original paint. Asbury Construction, LLC will not be responsible for any custom paint colors or wallpaper that has been applied subsequent to closing. Paint touch-up and texture pattern may not perfectly match surrounding area.

Wood Trim

Limited Warranty

Interior: Minor imperfections may be visible. Asbury Construction, LLC will correct only those defects (i.e., chips, gouges, etc.) noted on the Orientation List. Minor separation of wood trim from the adjacent materials is a normal result of shrinkage, shifting, settling, or expansion/contraction which can require caulking as a repair. This is a Homeowner maintenance responsibility.

Exterior: Damaged trim boards and/or shutters noted on the Orientation List will be corrected.

Paint and Stain

Do not allow sprinklers to spray water on the exterior walls of your home. This will cause blistering, peeling, splintering, and other damage to the home. Trim painted white or light colors will more readily show grain and cracks and therefore requires additional maintenance.

Severe Weather Damage: Hail and wind can cause a great deal of damage in a severe storm and the home should be inspected after such weather. Damage caused by severe weather should be reported to your insurance company promptly.

Limited Warranty

Asbury Construction, LLC will only touch up paint, as indicated on the Home Orientation List, prior to the homeowner moving in.

Touch-Up: Homeowner will be responsible for all subsequent touch-ups, unless provided as part of another warranty repair. Homeowner will receive a sample of each interior paint used for subsequent touch-ups. This paint should be stored so as not to be affected by freezing temperatures. When doing paint touch-up, use a small brush, applying paint only to the damaged spot. Touch-up may not match the surrounding area exactly, due to paint fading.

Visible Wood Grain: Due to wood characteristics, color variation will result when stain is applied. There will be no repair or replacements on such variations.

Ceramic Tile

Maintenance: The ceramic tile installed on walls or counter tops in your home may be washed with any non-abrasive soap or detergent; abrasive cleaners will dull or scratch the finish. This includes mild abrasive liquid cleaners.

Separations: Tile around bathtubs or counter tops may appear to be pulling up after time. This is caused by normal shrinkage of grout or silicone. If this occurs, a new bead of silicone or grout will need to be applied to these areas. This maintenance is important to protect the underlying surface from water damage.

Sealing grout is a Homeowner option and responsibility.

Limited Warranty: New grout may vary in color from the original. Cracks appearing in grouting of ceramic tiles at joints or junctions with other materials are commonly due to normal shrinkage conditions.

Floor Coverings

Maintenance

Carpet: Vacuuming high traffic areas weekly will not only keep them clean but will help to maintain the upright position of the nap. Spills should be wiped up and stains spot-cleaned immediately. Always dab at the stain, never rub it. Stain removers should be tested first on an out-of-the-way area of the carpet, such as in a closet, to check for any undesirable effects. Excessive professional cleaning will reduce the life of your carpet.

Seam Lifting: Flooring of any type will shrink and seams may lift or separate slightly due to this shrinkage. Minor gaps and separations not exceeding 1/8″ are common and should be expected. Seams can lift or curl if excessive moisture is allowed on the floor. As a preventative measure, do not drag furniture over seams. If you encounter lifting or separation, under normal use, Asbury Construction, LLC will repair one time within the one year warranty.

Hardwood: Wood floors will respond noticeably to changes in the humidity level in the home, especially in winter. A humidifier will help but will not completely eliminate this reaction. Fading of the floor color will occur on wood floors that are in direct sunlight.

Wood floors will exhibit the following traits: when new, small splinters of wood may appear; dimples or scratches can be caused by moving furniture, dropping heavy or sharp objects, etc. Some shrinkage or warping can be expected, especially around heat vents or any heat-producing appliances. Warping or bubbling will occur if the floor becomes wet repeatedly or is thoroughly soaked even one time. A dulling of the finish in heavy traffic areas is likely; a white, filmy appearance is caused by moisture (often from wet shoes or boots).                                   

Shoes: High heeled shoes can exert a force that can damage wood floors.

Mats: Use protective mats outside the exterior doors to help prevent sand and grit from getting on the floor. Gritty sand is wood flooring’s worst enemy. Avoid mats with rubber backing.

Furniture Legs: Install proper floor protectors on furniture used on hardwood floors. Protectors will allow chairs to move easily over the floor without scuffing. Clean the protectors on a regular basis to remove any grit that may accumulate.

Maintenance: Dry mop and vacuum.

Limited Warranty

Floor Squeaks: A squeak-proof floor cannot be assured. Floor squeaks are often temporary and may be a passing condition, caused by lumber shrinkage or temperature changes. An isolated floor squeak is not a defect unless caused by a defective floor joist in the system. A large area of floor squeak which is noticeable, loud and objectionable is a defect that will be repaired at the discretion of Asbury Construction, LLC.

Countertops

Maintenance

Heat: Always use a cutting board when cutting, chopping, etc. Protect the counter from excessive heat such as irons, hot pans, and coffee pots. If you cannot put your hand on it, do not put it on the counter.

Cleaners: Avoid abrasive cleaners as they will damage the luster of the surface.

Caulking: The caulking around the edge of your countertops and between the countertops and the sink may shrink, leaving a slight gap, this is maintenance required by the homeowner.

Granite: Granite countertops may need to be sealed once each year to provide maximum protection.

Separation: Separation of countertops at walls and the back splash are the result of normal shrinkage of materials. To prevent warping, keep moisture away from the wood under the laminate.

Cosmetic: Any major surface imperfections (chips, cracks, scratches, etc.) Damage reported on the Orientation List will be repaired by Asbury Construction, LLC.

Laminate: Laminated countertops typically will have one or more discernible seam. There should not be a gap at the seams.

Overhead Garage Door

Maintenance

Key pad and Remote Controls: The keyless entry pad and the car remote controls have batteries. If the garage door isn’t operating correctly, try replacing the batteries.

Adjustments: For your safety, have any needed adjustments made by a qualified specialist. The door springs are under a considerable amount of tension and require special tools and knowledge for accurate and safe servicing. Have the door inspected by a professional garage door technician after any significant impact to the door.

Light Visible: Garage overhead doors cannot be airtight and typically light will be visible around the edges and across the top of the door. Severe weather conditions may result in some precipitation entering around the door. This should be expected.

Limited Warranty

The garage door should operate smoothly and with reasonable ease. The door can become misaligned and require adjustment, which Asbury Construction, LLC will perform one time during the one year warranty period following the home closing.

Doors and Locks

Maintenance

The interior doors installed in your home are hollow-core wood products and subject to the natural characteristics of wood such as shrinkage and warping. Due to humidity changes and the use of forced air furnaces, showers, dishwashers, etc., interior doors may require minor adjustments.

Sticking: The most common cause of a sticking door is the natural expansion of lumber due to changes in humidity. When sticking is due to swelling during the damp season, do not attempt any adjustment or repair to the door unless it continues to stick after the weather changes. Use sandpaper to smooth the door. Be certain to repaint the area of the door where it was sanded to seal against moisture. Doors that stick or bump the jamb can be caused by normal settling, doors that have been slammed, swinging or hanging on doors/knobs, or gravity.

Hinges: A squeaky door hinge can be remedied by removing the hinge pin and rubbing a lead pencil or graphite lubricant on it. Do not use oil or WD40, as it can gum up.

Failure to Latch: If a door will not latch due to minor settling, you can raise or lower the plate accordingly.

Bi-Fold Doors: Interior bi-folds will sometimes stick or warp due to weather conditions. Applying a wax such as paraffin to the tracks can minimize this inconvenience.

Door Trim: Putty, caulk, or filler can be used to fill any minor separations that may develop at mitered joints in door trim. Follow with painting

Locks: Lubricate door locks with graphite or other waterproof lubricant. Avoid oil and WD40, as it can gum up.

Keys: Interior privacy locks come with a key that is left on top of the door jamb. In the event, an interior door in locked inadvertently, use this key provided.

Limited Warranty

Due to normal settling of the home, doors may require adjustment for proper fit. Asbury Construction, LLC will make such adjustments during the first year.

Exterior Stone and Brick

Maintenance: All building materials are subject to expansion and contraction caused by changes in temperature and humidity. This movement can result in separation between materials, particularly dissimilar ones such as stone/brick that is placed against siding or stone. This can be alarming to an uninformed homeowner but, in fact, it is very normal. Shrinkage of the wood pieces of your home is inevitable. It will be most noticeable during the first year, but may continue beyond that time. In most cases, paint and caulking are all that is needed to conceal this minor evidence of a very natural occurrence. Properly installed caulking will shrink and must be maintained by the Homeowner.

Gutters and Downspouts

Cleaning: As part of normal maintenance, the Homeowner should keep gutters clear of debris. Leaves are most common, but any debris could clog the gutters and cause them to overflow. Homeowner should check gutters periodically to insure proper functioning; excess snow should be brushed off downspouts with a broom as soon as possible. Severe ice or snow build-up can damage gutters.

Ladders: Do not lean ladders against gutters.

Leaks: If a joint between sections of gutter drips, caulk the inside joint using a gutter caulking compound available at hardware stores.                                                                             

Overflow: Gutters may overflow during periods of excessively heavy rain. It is expected that water will stand for short periods of time in gutters immediately after rain. No correction is required for these conditions.

Sprinklers / Landscape

Maintenance

Fall Blow-Out: It will be necessary to have your sprinkler system pipes blown out in the fall each year, prior to the first hard freeze. This will help avoid cracked or damaged pipes. We recommend that you use a professional in the field to ensure that it is done properly.

Filters: The in-line filter located at the main waterline connection will need to be inspected and cleaned bi-annually, once in the spring shortly after the water is turned on and once mid-season.

There are also small filters in many of the sprinkler heads themselves. For pop-up heads, the filter is located in the shaft of the pop-up and can be accessed by removing the shaft cap, or head. A clogged filter is usually the cause for a pop-up head that doesn’t work or has diminished output, and cleaning these filters may be necessary several times throughout the season.

Timer Clock: Timer clocks are initially programmed to help “root” your landscaping and the times can usually be backed off a few weeks after the sod has been installed.

Test Cycle: Once each week of operation, it is advisable to run a test cycle or observe the cycle. Including drip lines, you have set to make sure all the heads are functioning properly, that none have been damaged or “moved” during lawn maintenance or mowing, and that individual unit filters are not clogged. In looking at the spray pattern of your sprinkler heads, do not allow irrigation water to regularly hit your home as it will damage the siding and paint.

Systems Installed During Winter Months: When your system was installed in the winter months, it will require the landscape contractor to return in the spring to adjust the heads.

Live Plant Material: It is impossible for Asbury Construction, LLC to monitor the watering and fertilizing of your live material. Because of this, your live plant material is not covered by this warranty. If a tree or bush fails to make it through winter, Asbury Construction, LLC will evaluate in the spring and replace if caused by winter conditions in the first winter.

Maintenance: Periodically adjusting the timer clock, cleaning filters, and checking that drip lines are not plugged or damaged are all items that will need to be maintained by the homeowner. Sprinkler maintenance is not covered in the warranty.

Homeowner Maintenance

Grading & Draining

Backfill Settlement: It is the Homeowner’s responsibility to insure backfilled or excavated areas around the foundation and at utility trenches do not interfere with the drainage away from the house. If excessive ground settlement is discovered, Asbury Construction, LLC will correct.

Air Conditioning/Heating System

Filter: Change the filter/s every three months.

Wood Trim

Interior: Minor separation of wood trim from the adjacent materials is a normal result of shrinkage, shifting, settling, or expansion/contraction which can require caulking as a repair.

Paint & Stain

Touch-Up: Homeowner will be responsible for all subsequent touch-ups, unless provided as part of another warranty repair.

Ceramic Tile

Separations: Tile around bathtubs or counter tops may appear to be pulling up after time. This is caused by normal shrinkage of grout or silicone. If this occurs, a new bead of silicone or grout will need to be applied to these areas. This maintenance is important to protect the underlying surface from water damage.

Sealing Grout is a Homeowner option and responsibility.

Countertops

Caulking: The caulking around the edge of your countertops and between the countertops and the sink may shrink, leaving a slight gap, this is maintenance required by the homeowner.

Granite: Granite countertops may need sealed once a year to provide maximum protection.

Separation: Separation of countertops at walls and the backsplash are the result of normal shrinkage of materials. To prevent warping, keep moisture away from the wood under the laminate.

Overhead Garage Door

Maintenance: Lube tracks and wheels every six months with approved garage door lubricant.

Doors & Locks

Hinges: A Squeaky door hinge can be remedied by removing the hinge pin and rubbing a lead pencil or graphite lubricant on it. Do not use oil or WD40, as it can gum up.

Locks: Lubricate door locks with graphite or other waterproof lubricant. Avoid oil and WD40, as it can gum up.

Sprinklers/Landscape

Live Plant Material: It is impossible for Asbury Construction, LLC to monitor the watering and fertilization of your live material. Because of this, your live plant material is not covered by this warranty. If a tree or bush fails to make it through the winter, Asbury Construction, LLC will evaluate in the spring and replace if caused by winter conditions in the first winter.

Maintenance: Periodically adjusting the timer clock, cleaning filters, and checking that drip lines are not plugged or damaged are all items that will need to be maintained by the homeowner. Sprinkler maintenance is not covered in the warranty.

Roof/Rain Gutters: Ice Dams are not covered under this warranty.