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Labmom99
Re: New house and cracks already!

There is a one year warranty on the house. There are 14 cracks that I just photographed and documented. Need to find out if these are settlement cracks or structural cracks.

Norfleet
Re: New house and cracks already!

This is a new house? I've been in a house a couple of months with a crawlspace / basement that is having similar issues but it was build in 1970.

This isn't cinderblocks is it? I'm surprised modern architecture hasn't designed a better way to build a basement by now.

Fencepost
Re: New house and cracks already!

ZOMBIE THREAD ALERT -- This thread was from last September, 2013.

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I'm surprised modern architecture hasn't designed a better way to build a basement by now.

They have. But apparently the OP's builder doesn't know that. (Hairline cracks in concrete are normal and should be expected. Gaps and vertical/lateral movement are not.)

Norfleet
Re: New house and cracks already!
Fencepost wrote:

ZOMBIE THREAD ALERT -- This thread was from last September, 2013.

They have. But apparently the OP's builder doesn't know that. (Hairline cracks in concrete are normal and should be expected. Gaps and vertical/lateral movement are not.)

OK, interesting to learn that then.

Let's not b dramatic calling a thread zombie that was at the top of the TOH 'Your New Home' Discussion list please. That type terminology is usually reserved for the bowels of the gaming / pirating forums. A zombie process is one that can't be reaped without rebooting an entire system, clearly not the case here. I am very surprised a post with the last post activity of September 2013 was at the top of the list of the threads in TOH Discussions.

Fencepost
Re: New house and cracks already!
Norfleet wrote:

OK, interesting to learn that then.

Let's not b dramatic calling a thread zombie that was at the top of the TOH 'Your New Home' Discussion list please. That type terminology is usually reserved for the bowels of the gaming / pirating forums. A zombie process is one that can't be reaped without rebooting an entire system, clearly not the case here. I am very surprised a post with the last post activity of September 2013 was at the top of the list of the threads in TOH Discussions.

Sorry about the drama, didn't mean to come across as so alarmist!

By default, the thread with the most recent reply always appears at the top of the list -- it's not sorted by relevance or "hot topic" though you can sort by various column headers. Before the recent reply a couple of days ago, it would have appeared on the first PAGE of threads, though not necessarily at the top (until the reply a couple of days ago).

The biggest problem with resurrecting an old thread is when one gives advice to the original poster. On this forum, there are a few regulars, but most people post once or twice, visit back for a week or so, then disappear forever. So giving advice to the original poster of an old thread is unlikely to help the original poster. (I will concede that it may help another visitor with a similar issue who stumbles across the thread.)

Norfleet
Re: New house and cracks already!

I may have not posted had the thread not been about cracked concrete walls but at any rate I'm glad I didn't offer them advice. A home that new should have the builders out looking at it.

Well these forums are odd anyway, I've made two posts here, one of them to a thread I started, and the posts don't show up. Nothing shocking or no rude language at all in the posts at all.

At any rate, I think I've got a plan to fix my cinder block wall, only $500 - $800 if I do the work but I was hoping for advice from experienced folk but they'd be busy using their experience I guess.

I did also find a product / web site that has one drill in the concrete where a crack is and then fill with a liquid that 'foams and seals' the crack on contact with water I may try out. It's $199 to fix about 15 foot (more or less $199 a gallon of that polystyrene or polyurethane or whatever that substance is).

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