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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Painting over cracks in ceiling

Our kitchen ceiling has several cracks in the plaster. We need to repaint the ceilings and didn't know what our best option was for the cracks. We don't want to do some sort of plaster because we ...
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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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What's the best approach to repair a wedge/corner crack in my foundation?

I've got a wedge/corner crack on one corner of my foundation. I'll try to post a picture of it as soon as I can, but here's a sample image of what I'm talking about: However, my crack is more complex....
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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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Cracked heat exchanger, gas furnace, a scam?

Had gas furnace serviced (routine yearly) and was told the heat exchanger was cracked and might pose a CO problem. System shut off and tagged. Told I needed to replace exchanger or get new furnace. ...
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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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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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How can I repair and level the settled edges of a basement slab?

What would be the correct way to level a basement floor that is this much uneven, so that I could build a sublfoor consisting of delta-fl and plywood ? Thank you for any help !
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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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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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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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How to fix Cinnamon Pebble concrete path?

My house's front path is made of Cinnamon Pebble and concrete. There are two issues: 1) Minor cracks as shown after the rain, and 2) More importantly, a small section (5 inch by 8 inch) was broken ...
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How do I repair aerated autoclaved concrete?

I got an everlasting problem with a aerated autoclaved concrete (also known as "Gasbeton") wall: there's a crack that seems to split the upper half from the bottom half of the wall. I tried several ...
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Repairing cracked fiberglass pool steps

I have a roughly 6" crack on one of my top fiberglass pool steps that slowly allows the water level to drain below the optimal level for the skimmer. I've found some years old suggested techniques ...
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Should I use caulk to fix cracking grout in a shower?

We had our contractor tile in the window in our shower. It started cracking almost immediately, and he's filled in the cracks a couple times. It keeps cracking. I assume due to the temperature ...
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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 shower stall floor

I need some advice. My shower stall in my house has a crack in the base. I'm worried about the potential water damage below the unit. I've tried sealing it with Real Seal, but it wears away after a ...
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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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Is there an approved way of fixing a cracked Fiberglass Tub/Shower?

I noticed a crack in the bottom of my tub, and noticed that it flexed when I stepped near it. I called in 2 companies to give me an estimate on repair. The first, proposed a more or less ...
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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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How do I fill a hole under a sidewalk?

The sidewalk leading up to my front door developed what looked like a sink hole under it about a year ago. Since then, an animal of some kind has made the hole even bigger and it now runs as a tunnel ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Fixing cracked bathtub with hot glue

I was cleaning my bathtub and noticed it's rusty around the drain hole, then I accidentally popped a hole through the bathtub. I am going to replace it next week, but is it possible to temporarily fix ...
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Advice on cracks in wall and concrete garage floor [closed]

I'm considering buying a house which is about 5 years old. For the most part everything seems to be in good condition. The two exceptions seem to be the poured concrete garage floor, which has a few ...
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How do I fix damage to the skin of an embossed hollow-core door?

Could someone tell me how I can fix this crack in our door please? The door is hollow and painted gloss white. We are moving out soon so want to try to do something about it. Preferably without having ...
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What sort of contractor (if any) should I call for this ceiling crack?

There is a very narrow crack in my living room ceiling, pictured below. My concern, as you can imagine, is not so much the crack itself but the discoloration on either side. I am frankly not sure ...
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How can I repair this damaged ceiling?

I've already scored the loose pieces of the crack with a utility knife. Now, it's just as simple (?) as making both sides of the ceiling even so I can repair it. What could I do to even out both ...
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The Big Crack and What’s Underneath It

There’s been a horizontal crack in my house’s foundation going all the way around the house since we purchased the house 12 years ago. The foundation walls look like ordinary cinder-block, with a ¼” ...