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Does the IRS crack down heavily on illegal renovation construction work [closed]

My dad has been working as a carpenter ever since he first came to America when my brother and I were very young and has worked under the table without an official company or permits for over 30 years....
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Horizontal drywall cracks - stairwell - what could cause it?

Hey all - roughly a 30 year old house. Noticed these thin cracks forming on the sides of the stairs. Didn’t notice cracks anywhere else. The basement / garage is surrounded by soil on 3 sides. It does ...
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Is this vertical crack on my foundation a concern?

Is this vertical crack a structural damage? Can I cover the crack with type S mortar?
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How would you clean this greenish mold on this outside wall prior to fixing the crack?

I am about to fix this crack then paint it. I do need however to clean it let it dry and get it proper for the fix. What is bugging me is the best way to get rid of this greenish and sometimes brown ...
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How to repair a crack/gap/hole between tarmac and concrete

I have a chip and tar driveway (tar covered in gravel) next to concrete paver path. A 1 to 2 inch gap has developed over time with erosion. I fear that a mortar repair won't adhere to the asphalt and ...
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Cracks In Ceiling

I just noticed small cracks in the ceiling of a bedroom. My house is a new build that's about 2.5 years old. The crack spans maybe ~2-3 inches along it's greatest dimension. I don't see any signs of ...
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Foundation repair at garage wall

Above grade section of concrete is damaged where the brickwork of the house meets the garage. The house has a basement though it does not extend beneath the garage. Previous owners appear to have ...
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Crack in bathroom wall

I am working on my parents home from the mid 1930s in NY and while there are hairline cracks here & there, there's this big one in the downstairs bathroom where the tub is. This bathroom doesn't ...
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How to fill gap between house foundation and house overhang

I have an old house that has been settling since 1956. The house has a basement, and the upper floor joists extends out over the foundation about a foot. On the outside, the transition from the ...
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What glue can we use to fill cracks in a solid surface counter top?

We noticed our bathroom counter is starting to crack and wanted to know if there is some sort of good glue for this. I think in the future it’ll need to be replaced but want to make sure it does not ...
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Are these block foundation cracks problematic? [closed]

What steps should I take to address these cracks and how problematic are they? I am hoping to insulate and finish this exterior wall.
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How to repair a plaster crack over brick that is a hard wall

I am trying to determine what fill to use in a plaster crack. The plaster is directly over brick. This wall is also an outdoor wall. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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How to fix a concrete crack on interior wall?

Help! Concrete crack on interior wall. Situation: bedroom poured concrete walls (40 years old) high rise building in a high humid climate, high floor. no issue or threat of water damage crack is ...
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What is causing a recurring crack in drywall after it's repaired?

I have 3 year old ranch home in Ohio that developed a couple of cracks in a wall 6 months after closing. It was taped and mudded by a professional but reappeared and the same process was repeated. The ...
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Paint crack between wall and ceiling

We moved into this house 6 months ago, it was built in 2020, so practically new. Recently area experienced cold temperatures (down to -10s F). We were out during this time, but the thermostat was set ...
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How do I fix a crack in floor of my shower tray?

The support material on the floor of my shower tray has detached. A crack has appeared where the shower tray flexes. I need to fix the crack with very strong material as the tray flexes on use. How ...
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Would someone please give me insight into the two bulges in our ceiling?

We’ve noticed these two bulges appear on our ceiling that run along the full length of the ceiling, looks like there is a slight hairline crack on it also. We do air dry our clothes in this room so ...
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Filling large flooring gaps with rigid material

I have a couple of flooring transitions that have approx. 1/2" wide and deep gaps between dissimilar covering materials. I would like to fill them with something that is both rigid (so not foam ...
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How should I address lengthwise cracks and other issues in old floor joists?

I purchased a house from 1900 about a year ago. One of the biggest problems I have unsurfaced is cut and cracked joists. My questions are as such with pictures below: Can I just jack them up, ...
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Does Cause of my cracked wall sound correct? Who should Pay? Help

I know nothing about buildings. Please tell me if what I am told sounds correct. In my 1st floor condo, a long crack, from the ceiling to floor, appeared on my living room wall. The wall bulges out a ...
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Best temporary solution for a cracked single pane window

History/Problem: This question is pretty much a duplicate of Old single pane House window has a crack, can I fix it using a resin? however this is for an old house where the entire window needs ...
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How can I bridge this gap between the wall (painted brick) and roof inside my 1890s house?

There is a gap between the roof and the brick wall in our kitchen. It doesn’t seem to leak. How would you fill it?
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Is this cracking after drilling serious?

I drilled this hole for a curtain rod. The next day I noticed this crack (and the chip) appear. Is this serious? How can I fix it?
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Grout between bathroom wall tiles cracked due to shifting walls; can polyurethane sealant be used to fill gap?

There is a gap/crack in the grout between two columns of wall tiles in the corner of my bathroom. I think it's because of the walls shifting in an earthquake in 1999 (I live in Athens, Greece). The ...
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crack above door [duplicate]

I am a new home owner and just noticing this. Is this a crack that the previous owner has tried to fix (It is a 1965 built home) Also, I notice the sliding door is not closing fully at this location....
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Crack in drywall covering window sills (Above the window, straight vertical line) [duplicate]

The walls of this house are made with thermoblock, it's hollow block made of polystyrene like material that gets filled in with concrete. So the inner wall from the centre is as concrete -> ...
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How to seal a heater flue joint on the roof? [closed]

I noticed a crack in the joint between my heater vent and the roof. The crack is wide enough (see pic) such that the wood attic flooring beneath the cavity has warped from the rain. I think who ever ...
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Are these cracks developing in a brick wall a serious issue?

Been a two month drought, tried to keep up with the clay underneath. House is on a slope, and it looks like it finally shifted. There are cracks developing in the garage floor as well, one spot in ...
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Why are there cracks on my ceiling beneath my skylight?

I have 2x Skylights in my kitchen. On the ceiling directly beneath one of them, there is some pretty nasty cracks/paint bubbling occurring. There were very small cracks present prior to the ...
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Straight cracks on drywall ceiling

Long straight cracks in same section of the drywall ceiling. Is this due to poor drywall installation or structural?
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Are these bathroom wall tiles coming off?

I just spotted a crack in between two wall tiles in my bathroom. Here is a closer look: At the crack, the tile on the left is about 1 millimeter above the right tile (i.e. they are no longer aligned)...
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Fireplace Crack between Brick and Drywall

Recently bought a house and today noticed a bit of a crack running vertically along where the fireplace bricks meet the drywall. Also there is some paint cracking on the ceiling right above (maybe old ...
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It appears this support beam is shifting and the drywall is buckling underneath its weight, what would cause this?

It appears I have a support beam shifting, and the drywall is buckling underneath its weight. The beam has a crack appearing on one side where it butts up against the ceiling. There is a crack ...
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Is this a huge problem in my shower?

Floor grout crack^^ Wall cracks New construction (built in 2022) - 1.5 years old. Noticed cracks in my grout in the shower and then noticed a crack in the grout on the floor. I showered once in the ...
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How can I fix cracks in molding on exterior column wraps?

I am not sure how this happened But I noticed it only today. Can anyone tell me what an I do to fix this?
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patching crack in flagstone patio

My flagstone patio is developing cracks at the joints. I would like to know how to patch/seal them to avoid water from sipping excessively into the ground. I understand patching is not a water proof ...
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What is this bloated crack on my living room wall?

I just noticed this bloated and cracked surface in my living room in my rental apartment this morning. It was not there yesterday. It feels a bit moist and cracks easily. I've put a cloth duct tape ...
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Did my new flooring project just become a little more complicated?

Pics: https://imgur.com/a/MpIV7uP I was removing the carpet padding when I found cracks. Home is slab concrete foundation, 60 years old. Thanks!
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Must concrete foundation be dry to seal cracks and seams?

I have a 1960s concrete foundation. There are some small cracks in the floor. During the last [epic] rainfall, they started to seep water. I'd like to seal them. Also, the seam where the concrete ...
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Short-term Solution For a Crack Around a Corner Porch Column

My wife and I want to have this professionally repaired with a new column and new slab in a year when our little one is out of daycare and financials will be better able to handle it, but this crack ...
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Cracks in new construction home post tension concrete garage

We just had our walkthrough and we were informed by our builder of this long crack in our garage that was repaired with epoxy. Based on my research, it seems like it isn't a major issue. I am still a ...
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What should I do about crack in concrete subfloor? A foundation contractor has already stabilized the foundation

About two years ago I noticed some cracks in the drywall, so we had a foundation contractor come out and stabilize our foundation. They removed all the trees close to the house, added gutters and sump ...
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How to repair small concrete retaining wall

I have a small retaining wall between the walk at the back of the house, and a flower bed. The wall also support small pillars for a roof overhang. There is a break in the wall, that over the years ...
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Adding an Electrical Outlet for Wall Mounted Towel Warmer

This question has sort of been posed but ... I want to see if I can have an electrical outlet added to my bathroom near the toilet and tub so I can install a Costway Electric Heated Towel Warmer Wall ...
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How do I fix a crack in an oak tread?

The 1"-thick oak tread on my spiral staircase has cracked as you can see in the picture. I can pull the two pieces flush by screwing (and gluing?) a board (or a piece of plywood?) from the bottom....
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Crack on inside of window on white plastic part

I noticed a crack on the white plastic part of my window towards the bottom. These are impact windows and were just installed in 2019. I want to see if this was cause for concern? Does this need ...
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Could this glass crack in a window have been caused by a physical impact?

I live in a rented apartment and have noticed a glass crack in a window, so I'm trying to figure out whether I damaged the glass or it somehow got damaged on its own (for example, by thermal stress), ...
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How to fix this ceiling crack [duplicate]

Removed a (non load bearing) wall. I did not use dry wall tape and now this has happened. What is the best way to remedy this? Are there products like flexible compound that are sandable?
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Crack in ABS drain pipe at slab

As pictured, this is my kitchen drain line and vent. It may be hard to see in the photos, but the 2" ABS goes into the concrete slab. Due to earth movement (my guess, and you can see the line ...
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Ceiling truss uplift?

Truss uplift or standard drywall crack? There is a hairline crack that runs horizontally to this one for roughly 2 inches.
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