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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?

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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How to fix crack in slab foundation wall has 90 degree turn to horizontal below the surface?

First, is this 90 degree switch from the vertical wall to horizontal bottom a normal feature of slab foundations? This is a 1953 ranch in northern Ohio. Red arrow in photo indicates the turn to ...
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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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How to fix a crack in the corner of an outside wooden lamp post

What is the best way to fix this wooden light post? I was thinking clamps and glue. Or maybe a nail? [![enter image description here][1]][1] [1]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/3S3lF.jpg![enter image ...
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Crack in concrete block garage wall

I have a 2 story garage with the rear being cinder/concrete block walls. I just noticed this crack. Havnt lived here that long so not sure how long its been there Is this something to be concerned ...
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Patching gap in drainage channel

Our property includes a dam with a storm overflow. I've discovered that the drainage channel, 50 years old, has started to slide apart, leaving a 2-3 inch gap in two places. When water drains, it ...
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Fix hairline crack on toilet tank

I am proud I managed to put a new flushing kit into older toilet tank, removed tank and hand hacksawed off a rusted bolt and put everything back together . . . Husband was a great assistant. NOW . . . ...
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Parallel seam between drywall and plastered brick

Most of the interior walling in my house that is under construction is using single skin brick with plaster. In a few locations we require "cavity" doors and space has been left in the ...
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Do drywall cracks pose any risk for further damage?

I recently discovered a fairly long (~2 foot) crack in my drywall within my home. Aside from the aesthetics, is there any negatives associated with leaving a drywall crack alone for an extended period ...
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how to repair large crack going down length of garage?

My garage floor has a large crack in it that runs the entire length of the garage (approx. 20'). The crack is about 1/3 the way into the center of the garage. and a slab has sunken. my brother in law ...
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What are my options to temporarily seal a hole behind piping, before doing a more permenant fix?

I am filling some deep holes and holes behind piping. I just want to fill it with something temporary as it is releasing mould however my landlord will do a permanent repair with something of their ...
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Does FlexiSpan for foundation repair require an outside sealant?

I'm looking at foundation repair and Flexispan has been suggested. My driveway runs along the side of one crack and drains away from the house. Not much water gets into that soil. The other crack is ...
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Seal concrete crack

My home is 60 years old and I am currently re-sealing my expansion joints with self-leveling sealant. This crack between the stairs (pier & beam foundation) and my walkway is a vertical crack as ...
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How to fix a crack in laminate countertop

I just finished installing mitered Formica counter-tops for the first time. After I was all finished I realized I must have cracked the laminate when I was hammering to make things flush where the ...
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How to repair crack in children's slide

I've got a nasty crack in my kids' slide ( see image ). I think the slide is plastic and I'm sure the crack will only grow if used. Is there a way to repair this?
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Repairing a cracked Terrazzo shower base

The terrazzo shower base in my 10-year-old house cracked. As shown in the attached pictures, the crack, though very thin, goes all the way through, and I've had a slow leak in the (unfinished) ...
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Tub cracked side lip, replace or patch up?

I have a newly installed tub and unfortunately it has a crack down the outer edge or front lip about 1 to 2 inches and it also goes all the way to the edge. I am afraid of it running and getting ...
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Vertical crack in exterior wall - visible on both sides

I have a nearly 3 year old house that has developed a crack in an exterior wall. The crack is vertical, runs from first story ceiling to floor, and is visible on both the inside and outside. Is this ...
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Repairing Crack in Drywall

I have a crack abutting and running the length of a door frame; a French door that opens outside. I have repaired drywall damage, so I tried to work from that angle; using spackling to patch it. The ...
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Determine severity of foundation crack

I have a crack in my foundation that previous owners had filled with epoxy. The crack has opened up slightly at some point in the last 8 years. Is there anything I can do to determine (short of ...
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Grout cracked & discoloured [closed]

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 ...