I bought my first home in Sep 2020 and redid the old deck since all of the planks in the old deck were rotting away.

When we reinstalled the deck, we had the deck raised in height and also increased in length by 2 inches.

Recently, I noticed that the foundation edge near the deck was slanting towards the deck and small hairline cracks near the area. No other vertical/horizontal cracks, but I wanted to check if this is something that warrants a foundation expert and/or modification of the deck.

Pictured attached:

Slanting edge (deck on the right) enter image description here(small hairline cracks) https://i.imgur.com/KC33mka.jpg (from freeman below)

I didn't notice them when I bought the home in September 2020, and the property is built in 2000.

  • Don't seem alarming. If the foundation has settled, larger cracks will appear on the foundation, as well as the stonewall facet.
    – r13
    Dec 16, 2021 at 22:57
  • I don't see anything in these pics to cause you concern. When there is settling/foundation issues it'll be more obvious than the hairline crack in the pic. In more severe cases they will run vertically and horizontally through the grout in your stone facade, for example. I think you're good but there are some structural engineers here who will probably chime in.
    – HoneyDo
    Dec 16, 2021 at 23:24
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    That just looks like a hairline crack in parging that has been applied to maybe a block concrete wall or possibly a poured concrete wall. Dec 17, 2021 at 4:40
  • You indicate that there's a slant and that the first picture shows it. Is this what you're seeing? i.imgur.com/KC33mka.jpg
    – FreeMan
    Dec 17, 2021 at 15:01
  • I'm not seeing anything wrong in those pictures.
    – gnicko
    Dec 17, 2021 at 15:16


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