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How to fix the crack in the external wall?

I bought the house about a couple of months ago, the house inspector missed many things during the inspection. Recently I noticed that there is a crack on the external wall. The crack is thin and ...
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Fiber cement fascia cracked at joint - how do I patch this?

I have a cracked corner of fascia where two fiber cement boards meet. How would I go about fixing this? I tried "DAP Platinum Patch" spackling compound, just to find out that it's supposed ...
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Structural engineer recommends fix

I asked a question a few weeks ago about a diagonal crack in one of our main support beams in our basement. With your advise I ended up have a structural engineer come take a look at it and he ...
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Spidweb crack on wall the looks to have gapping where to start to find the cause?

Wall above kitchen door way center of the house looks to be sticking out dry to touch house is brick ranch on a slab and built in the early 60’s Is there a way to verify no water/foundation issues? ...
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Basement floor crack [duplicate]

I've lived in this house since April 2021. It was built in 1970. I don't know if it's just the lighting, but I never noticed this bump in the floor under the carpet before now. It looks like a crack. ...
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Caulk cracking near crown molding

The caulk near our crown molding is cracking everywhere in the house. I'm attaching photos below, but every room with crown molding has some cracking going on. Is there anything I can do to fix it? ...
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Long Crack in External Wall. What has caused this?

Viewed this victorian, end of terrace house- The only glaring problem is a lengthy crack running down the side. The estate agent has said that the owner had these addressed in a structural survey and ...
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Should I be worried about this crack?

We recently moved and noticed this forming. Should I be concerned?
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What could be the cause of these window cracks in a London Victorian house?

The crack I am interested in is this (bottom of the window): To give some context, the house has some other cracks on the rendering plint: There also seems to be some sagging of the brickwork at the ...
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How do I crack chase concrete using an oscillating tool?

I am looking to chase out cracks in my basement floors/walls using my oscillating tool (Ryobi 18v ONE+). What is the best way to do this with my tool? Is there a crack chasing oscillating tool blade, ...
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Should I worry about this foundation crack?

The pictured crack in my house’s foundation runs along approx 80% of the side of the garage. The house is from approx 1965 Is this a concern that I should hire a structural engineer for ? Thanks for ...
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Slab Foundation with Cracks and Uplift in Floors, Driveways and Back Patio

I am buying house for the first time and the home inspection report came back saying there may be potential foundation issues. I have attached screenshots from the report below. This is an 1976, one ...
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Crack in ceilling [duplicate]

I living in a townhome in the Northeast area, and now I see a crack line in my ceiling. Above the ceiling is the attic. Is this a minor problem just the paint is cracking, or I need to fix the dry ...
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Why did cracks form over the rebar grid in my concrete footings?

I am building a house and we just poured concrete 3 days ago and now it has some cracks, This is the footer with reinforcement : This is footer after pouring concrete : These are some cracks that we ...
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Can I slow the formation of cracks in a furnace by running lower temperatures?

Just had a tech out today. Gas pressure was up way higher than it should have been so he reduced it (he said it was a 7 something and it should've been 3.4?). CO detectors not going off but they are ...
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Do these cracks in a brick wall indicate foundation movement?

This is the back wall of my detached single garage. It's just single skin, built in the 60s and as I want to use this building as a workshop, I'm looking to spend a bit of money getting it properly ...
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Any idea what’s going on here with this subway tile?

Tile was installed a few weeks ago. These hairline cracks formed after grouting. You can’t feel the cracks on the face of the tile. There has been no water run in the shower. Any ideas.
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(Temporary?) remedy for crack in poured concrete foundation

Suggestions on how to "winterize" this cracking in the poured concrete foundation? We're having some masonry work done elsewhere and when shown this crack they didn't want to touch ...
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What could cause the drywall behind the baseboard to crumble and allow interior of wall to fill with dirt?

I noticed a vertical crack in the wall from the baseboard up to the window above it, so I pulled off the baseboard to investigate. I saw that the drywall under the baseboard had cracked and crumbled ...
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Cracked formica backsplash 'curve' repair/reinforcement

Due to a massive and sudden water leak it was necessary to remove the cabinets. In doing so (removing the sink) I discovered the Previous Owner (PO) used an entire tube of caulk to secure it. The ...
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Sealing crack in concrete

I just recently bought a house with my spouse. At the floor level there is a closed veranda and the floor is made of concrete. My initial understanding was if the crack is just surface level, then ...
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Large (16') tile crack in 2 year old house in Florida

We came home from work last week to find a large hairline crack in our floor tile extending from our garage, through the entryway, pantry, kitchen and beneath the cabinets to the side of the house. ...
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How to fix gap between drywall and brick inside the home

I have a gap between brick framing that holds my microwave oven and oven and the rear dry wall. This is due to house shifting over the years. The former owner filled it will ugly rubbery filler that ...
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Hairline crack in basement taking in water during rain

My house is 18yrs old and I have a vertical hairline crack in the basement. It seeps in water when it is pouring outside during storms otherwise it is ok. I want to repair this crack and was ...
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A tale of two Victorian houses: one cracking, one sloping. Potential causes?

Did a viewing of two houses in London, revealing different problems. What could be causing these issues? Which one is potentially more serious? Mr Slopy No visible internal cracks inside; ground ...
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How do I cover exposed exposed wood under cracked stucco?

Let me set up some context: My house is at the bottom of a hill, so when it rains, the water flows down North, into my back yard, and pools on the North and South-facing sides of my house. Over time ...
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How do I prepare the area where the wall meets the woodwork when painting?

I'm looking to re-paint a room and have noticed there are areas around the woodwork (i.e. woodwork around the doors) that seem to be peeling away from where the woodwork meets the wall. I imagine if I ...
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How do I repair this tile without removing it

How do I repair this bathroom tile without removing it. I have do not have any extra tiles to use.
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Ceiling beam crack/split. Should I be worried? [closed]

The house is a recent purchase and I repainted (including the ceiling) before moving in so not sure if this was pre existing. I just saw this today and concerned it's a structural issue vs the normal ...
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Cracks along drywall corner bead

I have a hairline crack along a drywall corner bead next to a window. I feel like this sort of crack is probably pretty common? What causes it? How can I fix it? What steps during drywall repair / ...
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Is this vertical crack/split in stud significant?

Stud is in the exterior wall of my garage. I am looking to hang something fairly heavy (30-40lbs) using lag bolts on this stud. I am curious if the vertical cracks would be an issue or if they are ...
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Garage foundation and leakage in the floor

I found out that there was leak in my garage. And the wood is Rotten around that area and mold is growing. I started looking for any reason removed soil from outside and found out that break is broken ...
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Is this drywall cracking a structural problem?

I have a multifloor condo, with garage first floor, living space second floor, bedrooms third floor. At the corner stairs from second floor to first floor, the drywall is cracking (and seems to be ...
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Is this long drywall crack a big concern?

The house was built only 5 years ago. There were several hairline cracks after 1 year as the house started settling and the builder patched them, but more cracks have appeared since then. My biggest ...
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How to stop draft around pipe

this natural gas pipe comes out of the wall to the back of my stove. The other side of the wall is the brick exterior of the home. However the previous owners didn't add on to the house like a porch ...
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What could have caused these cracks on the ceiling and wall?

Today I went to inspect an an unit which I want to buy but I am concerned as there are visible cracks on the walls and ceiling. The unit is located on the top floor of a 3 storey unit building, is ...
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How to fix this dent/crack/chip at the edge of the door of laminated wardrobe? [closed]

I accidentally caused a chip/crack in my student accommodations wardrobe which I would like to repair rather than paying my accommodation for the whole wardrobe. I would like to fix it. Can anyone ...
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Ceiling drywall crack recurring problem at screw location

I have a drywall crack in the ceiling that keeps coming back. It is at the location of the drywall screw. Last year I applied a regular drywall patch and then painted over when it dried. But less than ...
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Crack in paint seems to be slowly getting longer [duplicate]

I have a crack in the paint that seems to be getting larger over the years. It doesn't seem to be damp. Could this be something serious or just shoddy installer work?
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Crack in concrete slab of house - what best to fix it with?

I have had different people suggest bondcrete, polyurethane, silicone and various layered combinations thereof, as well as epoxy, concrete caulk and mortar. In addition, on this stack site a search ...
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Dry walls nail pops and wall cracks in ceiling doors and windows

I bought a house that was built in 1948 and moved in 3 month ago. Now I notice nails popping from all the walls around my house and new cracks around all windows and doors. I noticed walls joints are ...
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Concrete crack repair: (polyurethane) crack filler versus new concrete patch

What are the pros and cons of using crack filler like Sikaflex Polyurethane Sealant or its self-leveling type versus concrete patch like Quikrete Concrete Patch Repair? My understanding is that if ...
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Hairline crack below window, mostly vertical with a short horizontal segment

I read that most straight hairline cracks are pretty normal, especially around windows or doors, due to settling and stress. Mine happens below a pretty wide extruding window and is not perfectly ...
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How to repair or at least hide cracks in wooden door panel?

I have a door with cracks running along the grain on one of the panels: Its a solid wood door, not a composite material nor hollow. These go all the way through although they are not as obvious on ...
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How serious are these cracks in drywall and foundation?

I just bought this 20yr old house a year ago and now I am noticing crack indoor as well as on the foundation. Indoor crack goes all the way across the ridge of the angled wall and down to the corner ...
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Wide cracks across asphalt road

Location: US California desert What would cause multiple 1 to 1.5 inch wide cracks, averaging 25 ft apart in asphalt roadway? (not regularly spaced, though)
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Foundation Crack and Severity

My wife and I recently completed a house inspection. A little on the house: it was built in the late ‘40s, the grade is excellent and has been built up around the entire house, the drain spouts do not ...
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Cracks in Cement Floor of Shed

My house has an attached garage similar to this: The garage has rooms above it, not sure if that's worth mentioning but I'll note it. Out the back of the garage where the house would normally end, it ...
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Best way to fill large (3") vertical crack in solid brick party wall?

I live in an East Coast row-house built in the early 1920s. There is a 3" crack in the solid brick party wall that I need to address (see photos). My neighbor's baby's room is on the other side ...
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Repairing cracks in plasterboard ceiling - ok to tape over paint?

I have cracks all around the edges of the plasterboard sheets in the ceilings throughout the house. The cracks are pretty wide - about 1mm. The ceilings are plasterboard with a skim coat and ...
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