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Cracks in new house slab foundation, how serious?

I am in the process of building a new home in North Carolina. This is slab based foundation house. The slab was poured in mid March when the temperatures were around 40-50 F. Now during the pre-...
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Cracks in stucco

I live in South Florida in a CBS home that is 15 years old. We have several hairline cracks but one of them is about a foot up from the ground, very thin but several feet long and even wraps around to ...
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What can cause a never-frozen indoor copper drain pipe to crack?

The 1-1/2" copper waste pipe than runs from our kitchen just up and cracked two days ago along its length, and for no apparent reason. The crack is in a section of pipe that runs vertically through ...
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Are foundation cracks something to be concerned with?

I bought a house in 2017 that was built in 1998. The previous owner had notified me of two foundation cracks that he had repaired from the interior (epoxy injection). In February 2019 (second winter ...
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Foundation concerns with 40 year old home

I just purchased a home built in 1978 (I literally moved in last weekend.) This is my first home purchase, and I tried to do as much research as I could -- I had it inspected, and the inspector found ...
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House with some cracks on the exterior wall

We are thinking of buying this house but it has some cracks on the exterior wall... It is clear that someone tried to patch them in the past. How bad do these look to you? The house was built in ...
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Cracks on inner and outer wall

as you can see there’s a weird crack on the outer wall and I don’t know how this happened the crack is also on the other side of the inner wall any thoughts what’s causing this (https://i.stack.imgur....
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Cracks from Garage Floor to the house

I closed on my home 5 months on 8/30/2018. Now I have noticed cracks on my garage floor. The cracks are getting wider. I am concerned. This is my first home. Please any advice?
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Crack in wall over heating duct

thanks in advance for any advice. We bought our 100-year-old house last summer, so this is our first winter in it. The walls are not insulated, so we can tell where the heat ducts run not only because ...
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Cracks up wall in corner of room

We recently did a comprehensive remodel of our very old condominium. Its a four unit row house from the 1890's. I noticed that there is a long crack going up the corner of a back room. Is this a ...
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Help needed identifying major structural issues

So here's the low down: Bought a home about four months ago. Inspection made no mention of any cracks anywhere, and honestly didn't even mention a single thing about the foundation (probably a big ...
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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 to fill cracks in concrete slab inside house

My house had some foundation issues and the slab inside the house has separated from the foundation wall mostly all around inside the house. Some cracks are about 1/2" and I'm thinking in filling ...
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Primer cracks once it begins to dry over new Drydex spackling

Good afternoon, We are currently working on repainting a bedroom and removed all the items from the wall(pictures, vanity, mirror etc). We completed this and then proceeded to use DryDex 16 oz. Dry ...
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Prep for painting an old, interior, coquina rock fireplace wall?

I have an INTERIOR coquina rock fireplace wall that I hate, hate, hate. Background information: Coquina rock is a very porous rock made of lots of little seashells compressed together and is found in ...
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Are these cracks in a basement support wall normal?

I'm looking at a 1930's-era house that has stone foundation walls. The basement seems to have been dug out and it looks a wall was built to abut the exterior wall. The wall has a plaster or stucco ...
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Why are cracks forming in my plaster and stucco near the windows?

I bought this house a few months ago and haven't had any rain yet here. But we are seeing some cracks in a window that make me suspicious of settling. The cracks are only on this window but on a ...
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New basement cracks found on concrete floor and poured walls after changing and adding one dehumidifier

My home is 14 years old. I have been using a 40 pint dehumidifier at 50% until this spring. It was only after discovering mild amount of mold under my fiberglass insulation that I felt I needed to ...
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How can I repair a wall with cracked paint?

My tenant for my single family house, built in 1947 in Northern California, is complaining about cracks in the paint in various places throughout the house. They aren't huge cracks, and the paint isn'...
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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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Does Age of Home need to be considered when encapsulating crawl space?

I have had my crawl space encapsulated. It has made a big difference in the air quality inside the home (80 years old). However, I am now seeing cracks throughout my home in the walls closer to the ...
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Why are there cracks all over my upper floor ceilings and walls? [closed]

We bought a townhome in 2012 and we moved in. The walls were OK, no cracks except an oblique one near the vent in the bedroom. In the summer of 2014 the association decided to replace the roof. After ...
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Foundation inside and outside of house cracking

I have a problem with my 60 year old back-split home that the concrete is cracking everywhere. We have cracks in the ceiling above the stairs leading the bedroom level, a vertical crack in the ...
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drywall detached in corner

It appears that two sheets of drywall in the corner have detached (see image attached). I can't access to the framing behind it, but I would think that the sheets have to be pulled to a wooden post ...
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seal and fix cracks in a concrete floor in basement

I have a few lengthy cracks, 1.5-2mm wide. What special paste or mortar should I use to fix cracks in a concrete floor in basement? Can it be done with cement mix or some special sealant must be ...
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How to properly fix these cracks in exterior window sill

The inspector suggested that these are easy fixes but most of the searches for repairing window sills brings up rotten wood and that's not what I've got here. and also this one
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Is it worthwhile to fill minor cracks and holes in mortar?

There are a number of small cracks and holes in the exterior on my 10-year-old brick house. These are very small and do not in any way appear structural. They are much much smaller than the weep holes,...
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Flipped Home - Cracks Appearing on Wall Corners - Cause for Concern or Normal?

I purchased and moved into my first home about 3 months ago. It's originally a home built in the 1930's. An investor bought it last year to completely gut and flip the property. A few of the walls ...
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Bought a 20 year old house last spring and it appears to be settling - when to call in experts

This house is about 20 years old and we purchased it last April without seeing any of this stuff. The inspection came back OK but we found a decent sized foundation crack on the walkthrough under some ...
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How can I determine if I have cracked drain pipes under the basement cement slab

I have a wet wall (just efflorescence and wet spots) on the wall as showed in the picture. I suspect that this is because of a patio that was incorrectly sloped toward the house. That is fixed now and ...
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What questions should I ask of a structural engineer about these cracks in my brick walls?

My house was constructed in 1992 and we still have not completed the finishing work. Our roof is wood, there is no tie-beam or mullion at all in this house and there are some lintels above the windows ...