SB 800 Defect Outline

Below is a list of SB 800, section 896 defects, organized by the statute of limitations for the various listed defects.   If anything not listed is causing damage, it still may be considered a defect, as described in section 897.  To read the entire statute click here

1 Year

  • Noise
  • Fit and finish warranty
  • Irrigation and drainage
  • Manufacture products

2 Years

  • Decay of untreated wood posts
  • Landscaping systems
  • Dryer ducts

4 Years

  • Plumbing and sewer
  • Electrical
  • Cracks in exterior hardscape, pathways, driveways, landscape, sidewalks, and patios
  • Corrosion of steel fences

5 Years

  • Deterioration of building surfaces due to paint or stain

10 Years

  • All other defects or violations of building standards
  • Air conditioning in living spaces
  • Balconies and balcony systems
  • Ceramic tile, tile backing, tile countertops
  • Decks and deck systems
  • Doors
  • Exterior stairs and stair systems
  • Exterior stucco, siding, walls, framing, finishes, and fixtures
  • Fire protection
  • Foundation systems, slabs, load bearing components, and underlying soils
  • Hardscape, paths, patios, irrigation systems, and drainage systems
  • Heating
  • Plumbing lines, sewer lines, and utility lines
  • Retaining and site wall, associated drainage systems
  • Roofing materials
  • Roofing systems, chimney caps and ventilation
  • Shower and bath enclosures
  • Soils and engineered retaining walls
  • Structure
  • Windows, patio doors, deck doors, and related systems