Did you know?
Over 80% of structural defects are caused by movements of soil under the foundation.
What is a Structural Warranty?
Did you know that one in four homes will suffer some form of structural distress, costing on average $42,500? Knowing this, it’s important for home buyers and home builders to protect themselves with a structural warranty.
Watch in this video as our family, the Johnsons, learn about a structural warranty and the importance of buying from a quality builder who includes structural warranty protection from 2-10 HBW.
What Load-Bearing Components Are Covered?
- Floor Framing
- Beams / Girders
- Footings & Foundation Systems
- Load-bearing Walls & Partitions
- Roof Framing Systems
Structural supports for floor systems, including joists and bridging.
A structural element that transmits, through compression, the weight of the structure above to other structural elements.
Beams / Girders
Relatively long pieces of metal, wood or stone manufactured or shaped specifically for rigid members or parts of structures or machines.
Footings & Foundation Systems
Often classified as shallow or deep foundations, depending on the depth of the load-transfer member below the super-structure and the type of transfer load mechanism. The required foundation system depends on the strength and compressibility of the site soils, the proposed loading conditions, and the project performance criteria (i.e. total settlement and differential settlement limitations).
Load-bearing Walls & Partitions
Transfer the weight of the roof and upper floors to the foundation. All exterior walls are bearing walls. They support the roof at the ends of the joists. The interior bearing walls support the floors above and the attic weight.
Roof Framing Systems
A group of studs fitted or joined together to provide support for the roof covering.
Please refer to the New Home Warranty for specific structural coverage and exclusions.
The 2-10 HBW Structural Warranty may only be purchased by a builder who is a member of 2-10 HBW. If you are buying a home from a home builder, click here to recommend your builder to 2-10 HBW.
I Need To :
- Register your Warranty?
- Submit your Service Request?
- Renew your 2-10 HBW Builder Membership?
- And more…
Become a 2-10 HBW Builder Member
Benefits of being a 2-10 HBW Builder Member include:
- Complimentary marketing materials
- An online portal to easily enroll homes
- Local risk management specialists
2-10 HBW is HUD approved and is a member of the National Association of Home Builders.
Suggest a Builder
2-10 HBW’s structural warranties are offered as part of a membership only program for builders. If you are buying new construction, make sure the builder is a 2-10 HBW builder member.