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Grout cracked & discoloured

My bathroom floor grout has several cracks - and appears to be rusting. See the image for an exemplary area. These cracks appear - in differing severeness - around the bathtub and along the wall, ...
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Using tarpaulin to stop soil absorbing to rain, trying to prevent foundation damage

There is a forecast for several inches of rain between Thursday and Sunday here. I am in an old brick home with a sandstone block foundation. The soils are clay in this area. There is a rather large ...
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Old single pane House window has a crack, can I fix it using a resin?

Old single pane House window has a crack, can I fix it using a resin? Sort of like how a windshield crack can be repaired with resin?
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Repairing crack in interior block wall

I have begun making cosmetic repairs to the interior of my home which was built in the 50s. I've got brick veneer on the outside, cinder block inside and then a layer of either chicken wire plaster or ...
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Crack on basement wall/foundation wall

I noticed a crack on our basement wall or foundation wall (not sure what to call it). Our house is fairly new, built on mid 2017. We have a finished basement so there's no way to check the crack from ...
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House with many cracked external wall bricks

I saw a house recently, approx. 20-30 years old in the London area. I cannot say if it has double tied cavity walls or it is the cheaper version which is essentially a wooden house with a single brick ...
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Numerous Cracks in Poured Slab

I am building a home in the houston area. nearly 3000 sq. ft. 1 story house, so a pretty big slab. I am noticing now while walking through the home during the electrical wiring stage that the slab ...
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Horizontal Crack in Foundation

I was hoping to get some guidance. I recently purchased a home. During the inspection process, the inspectors put in their report that there was a hairline horizontal crack in the foundation. It ...
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Cracked & Heaving Garage Doorway

My garage floor is cracked & heaving near the asphalt apron. I will need to cut out the apron and get it properly replaced, but my immediate concern is the cement with the cold weather coming. ...
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Crack in acrylic bath tub, but fiberglass is ok

I managed put a small crack in the corner of my acrylic bathtub. Looking underneath it looks like the crack is just to the acrylic, and the fiberglass shell is still in-tact. Is this enough to hold ...
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Cracks on Ceiling and Wall

I'm thinking about buying a condo which has cracks on the ceiling and wall in several rooms. The condo is located on the 4th floor in a 7 stories apartment building in New Jersey. It's steel and ...
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Crack between brick backed plaster and plasterboard backed plaster

I have a room where there is a large crack running from floor to ceiling along one of the walls. To the left of the crack it sounds solid and appears to be plastered onto the side of the chimney, to ...
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Cold flow in ceramic tile? Broken tile mismatch when glued together after years detached

I was gluing together a 20 x 20 cm ceramic tile (1 cm thick) that had been broken in two for over 3 years. 3/4 of the tile was still cemented and grouted solidly in place, whereas the 1/4 of the tile ...
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Foundation related crack assesment

I'm considering purchasing a home built in 1969 in a region with clay soil, where foundation settling is quite common. Looking at the exterior brick veneer, I noticed numerous cracks on 3 sides of the ...
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Bad deck post crack

This looks rather serious - should we replace or brace it ASAP?
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In order to repair these do I need to use primer and paint?

I am in the middle of repairing these cracks. As you can see I have worked on the two on the sides, but I am not really happy with the result I am getting so far. I used 3M fiber enhanced compound as ...
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How much should I worry about this large crack in the foundation slab?

I recently bought a 3-story townhouse in northern Virginia. I pulled up the carpet on the bottom level (foundation is a slab on grade) and discovered a large crack running along the whole room and ...
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Sistering a split joist not code?

I know that building codes vary by jurisdiction so for the purposes of this question I am in Baltimore County, MD. We have a split joist in our basement. It's a 2x8, about 10 feet long. One side is ...
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Hairline crack in concrete driveway

Should I do anything about this? The crack is about 1/16 inch and four or five feet long and first appeared mid-winter. The driveway was poured just over a year before the crack appeared. I've heard ...
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Sealing leaking cracks in concrete lanai roof that is also an upstairs balcony

First, I want to apologize for the length of this. I like to think I'm a reasonably competent DIYer but this one may be out of my wheelhouse. (and I'm not even sure what type of contractor I'd call ...
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How to fix leaks in concrete and steel bulkhead

I have a bit of an urgent situation forming. I recently purchased a house that's 55 years old, with "no history of basement leaks." Long story short - my basement flooded yesterday during a small rain ...
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What causes cracks in stucco at 45 degree angle from top of NW corner garage door up along light fixture to wall vent?

What likely causes this pattern of stucco cracking from top corner of side garage door through light fixture up along air vent up to roofline on NW side of house? Did someone or something hit it a ...
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Chipping drywall with brown spots

We recently moved into a house that had chipping drywall in a door way between the living room and kitchen. The chipping seems to be getting worse and now has brown spots in some spots. We live in a ...
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Just bought house with hairline diagonal crack from window

We just bought our house at the end of November here in Wisconsin. So weather is changing. Noticed this crack by the window. House is from 60s I believe. Should I be concerned? Or could this be from ...
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What is causing these ceiling cracks?

So I recently purchased this home and moved in about four months ago. These cracks have been showing up and slowly spreading. I don't remember them being present during inspection or during walk ...
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Drywall installation when ceiling joists lower at the edge

I am trying to install ceiling drywall and everything is fine until I reach the edge. You can see there are 3 2x8 joists at the edge and it's somehow positioned 1/2" to 1" lower than the rest. So my ...
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Corner crack moved 0.1mm 6 weeks after fitting crack monitor

I found this plaster corner crack between two external walls after removing wallpaper. I fitted an Avongard crack monitor 6 weeks ago which hasn't shown any movement until now. The left wall in the ...
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What should I do with this crack on an outside brick wall?

I have this long, but thin, crack on my outside brick wall and I was wondering what I could do to repair it myself (if it's even worth repairing). Winter is coming and I'm afraid it will get worse ...
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Basement has crack over a drain run no water leaking

I'm trying to figure out how concerned to be. Most of the basement has slate tile, but I tore out a kitchen, and discovered this crack running from the nearest wall, to the sink drain, and on across ...
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Fix fiber glass tub or replace

I have a fiber glass tub, which has developed cracks and was sealed with epoxy. 6 months ago, the crack reopened and so I re-applied the epoxy. 2 months ago, the crack extended in front of the epoxy ...
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New house concrete slab foundation cracks

I am building a new house in North Texas, it has been 17 days since the foundation was poured, I live close to the construction site, so I've been going 2-4 times a week. Today I finally was able to ...
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Crack in ceiling along where it meets exterior wall. Possible causes, should i be worried?

I live in a victorian end terrace. The ceiling where it meets the exterior wall has cracked over time. It is in the same area where there was some subsidence due to cracked drain but repaired some ...
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basement floor crack widening in newly built home - is this a problem?

Our home was new construction and the basement floor was poured around 1.5 years ago. The builder installed control joints in several locations in the basement slab. Several of these joints have ...
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Chimenea/Outdoor Fireplace Crack Repair Mortar-type

I was trying to repair a cracked chiminea ( outdoor fireplace). I have "Quikkrete" quick-setting cement. I was wondering if this would be okay to use to patch and seal the cracks and hold against high ...
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Sealing basement wall crack from outside

I have a hairline crack radiating from a corner of a window in the basement. This crack weeps water during very heavy rains. I have sealed the crack with urethane injection (Sika Crack Injection Kit), ...
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Cracks in Walk-out Basement Slab

I just built a home with a walk-out basement. The floors in the basement are not covered with flooring yet. Superior walls were put up 1st. The cement was poured late May 2017 as 1 slab and it's ...
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Crack in joint between molding and ceiling

I have a very old house with plaster walls. After getting a new roof, a large crack opened up between the molding and the ceiling where the wall is pulling away, but only along the one outside wall. ...
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Crack appeared on the wall. Just a drywall issue or bigger foundation issue?

A little background, the house was built in the 70’s and remodeled back in 2006, before we bought the house. It’s on a slab foundation and one story. Probably pretty difficult to tell, but would love ...
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When do splitting deck supports become a problem?

Preface - this house is located in China, where permits and contractor certifications are not a thing, and there is basically no legal remedy for compensation over shoddy work. Last year we had this ...
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How to repair crack in T1 11 siding

I bought this house about a year ago, it was built in 2003. Since I bought, I noticed a large-ish crack forming in it. Can I just tap this in with a hammer and use some resin, or is there a better way ...
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Did the contractor installed the new layer of cement flooring correctly?

I apologize if this is not an appropriate question. I'm not really sure where to ask or who to trust. I have a basement that the ultimate plan is to put epoxy, but before we can get to that stage, ...
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crack in foundation wall, QUIKRETE Hydraulic Water-Stop Cement

I'm in the middle of repairing a crack in my 30+year foundation wall using QUIKRETE Hydraulic Water-Stop Cement. It's been repaired before, I've been in the house for over 10 years, previous owner ...
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How to finish wide gap in drywall at edge of ceiling

I have a long narrow gap in the ceiling where it meets the wall. It is too big for plaster and tape, but too small (and uneven) to cut a piece of drywall. Furthermore, unlike in this question, there ...
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How to fix persistant cracks on this section of the wall and why do they show up even after repainting?

There is a section of the wall in the bedroom that even though been repainted several times by actual painters, within weeks the cracks would resurface again. im trying to figure out if there is an ...
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Need Sprinkler Cracked PVC Pipe Repair Suggestions

The issue is this sprinkler was placed in a very bad location. It's next to a large stone and 1 foot away from a 40 foot tall tree. Over the years, the tree grew on top of the sprinkler pipes. I had ...
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How to stabilize a crack in wood?

I am working on my first wood product. I am completely new to this. The following happened: My question is: How do I stabilize this crack? Can I fill something into the hole so that the crack doesn'...
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Is this crack in block foundation/under pinning something to worry about

A couple of the concrete block in my basement wall are cracked (diagonal crack on the bottom right of the photo in the "unfinished" blocks). The house is a 1920s duplex in Washington DC. It ...
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Samsung Front Load Gas Dryer, plastic connection problem [closed]

RE: Samsung Front Load Gas Dryer. DV42H5200GW. T his should have been an easy install, but plastic gas fitting seems to have cracked. I was just connecting my existing gas line to the dryer, and I may ...
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Cracked bricks/stones in the ceiling near fireplace

I have a basement with a fireplace (gas). The floor above also has a fireplace (non-gas). Today i opened up the ceiling tiles in the basement to install ROXUL insulation. Near the fireplace ceiling i ...
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Gaps in wood floor near heating register

I have a maple floor that is showing gaps near the heating register. Looks like the wood is drying out due to the heat and shrinking. Is there any way to reduce this? Some sort of thermal barrier ...