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Cracks in Basement Floor

We are in the process of buying a home and most of the homes we see have cracks on the floors in the unfinished part of the basements. We are worried about buying a home that is not structurally sound ...
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Potential Cause for these Bay Window Cracks in Victorian House in London

Two diagonal \ and / cracks at lower part of bay window. Can not tell if they are visible from inside as there is wall paper. None of the neighbours seems to have any cracks. Crack width seems at most ...
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How can I visually conceal a crack in my concrete driveway?

There is a crack on the sidewalk and front of my garage. I want to repair or cover the crack so that everything looks even and uniform. Any ideas on how to approach this problem? Thanks in advance.
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Is it necessary to fill all the joints before install drywall tape on them?

Is it true that fill up the joints before taping can prevent cracking?
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Cracks on Sheetrock joint compound

There is a round hole in my ceiling wall which i want to fix. I covered the hole with steetrock as best as i could, put a meshed tape around the border and then applied sheetrock joint compound. But ...
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Is my asphalt driveway beyond repair? [closed]

My asphalt driveway appears to have 2 layers of asphalt on it. The top layer is full of cracks.... resulting in many small pieces of asphalt.... As if someone dropped it and it "shattered"......
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How can I repair a gap between drywall and stairs?

I have a 110-year character home and the stairs going to my finished basement needs some attention. Specifically, where the drywall meets the stairs, the material is cracking and flaking away and ...
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Cracks in plaster

Are these cracks a structural issue or just change of temperature? They seem to become smaller in the cooler weather and more noticeable in warmer weather.
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How do you fix/hide cosmetic cracks that keep reappearing/disappearing?

The home (built in 1962) has cosmetic cracks that keep reappearing/disappearing, like an accordion that squeezes in and out. Have already tried several methods to fix it, but none have worked. Any ...
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Minor cracks on my dry wall baseboard

I purchased a 2008 built home 6 months ago and now I am seeing some cracks throughout the house. I been using chalk to cover up but don’t know what’s causing this. I have my heat set to 66-70 degrees ...
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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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Is this small stepped crack under window a worry?

We recently bought a house, nothing like subsidence come up on our survey, we went for a full survey. We have noticed a small stepped crack under the window outside the front. No evidence of any issue ...
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ceiling cracks-spider web cracks

Hi, there’s such spider web cracks in our second floor room. Who should I ask for to fix this problem? It looks serious.
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Cracks appearing on window and door frames (not the wall) all over a newly purchased home

I've noticed thin cracks becoming visible on multiple door and window frames where the horizontal and vertical wood of the frames join (on the corners.) It appears they were just painted over and they ...
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Large vertical crack at end of concrete block wall

I'm thinking of putting an offer in on this house. It is 40 years old and a lake front property (Kentucky). This picture is from the basement and you can see a large vertical crack at the end of a ...
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Cracks in my brick

I posted before that I have interior cracks in my house. Nail pops all over the house. And now I checked outside of my house I found cracks in the brick on the same side of the house. House build in ...
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Possible New Cracks in basement of 18 year old house

My mother moved into a ranch house in August. House was built in 2002 and sat vacant for probably 8 months before she moved it. In August the roof was replaced, in October shrubs torn out all around ...
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New house concrete slab foundation cracks - TX

I'm asking about advise\idea\help. I'm new home buyer in Austin area TX. I bought a new home in the foundation stage. Now it's in the framing stage. Yesterday I found that I have 3-4 cracks on the ...
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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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Will caulking control joints in a slab reduce freeze damage?

Should control joints in exterior concrete slabs like this be sealed? I look at the joint collecting debris and imagine that if the joint itself doesn't hold water, the debris will, and then freeze ...
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Filling in 1/4" wide sharp joints on cured indoor concrete floor?

This concrete garage floor is 3 years old. It has these quarter-inch wide sharp joints cut in every 12 feet. All settlement/curing cracks are in the joints, but I don't understand why they were cut ...
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Fixing crack in wall & baseboard

Based in the UK, 1920's house that needs a bit of work. Last decorated about 10 years ago. We have a number of cracks in the paintwork that I know how to fix, but here we have a crack in the wall ...
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Crack in concrete floor slab

I recently pulled up carpet/padding and discovered a foundation crack. It looks to be larger on one end. It appears to be slightly horizontal, about less than 1/2 inch at it's largest end. The ...
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Yellow mesh material in slab foundation cracks

We recently purchased a home in central Florida, built in the late 80s, a stick-built home on a concrete slab. Today I noticed a small uplift and depression through the carpet. Touching the carpet, ...
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Cracks in new house concrete foundation

I am buying a new home. The foundation was poured in Sept 2019. The home is nearing completion but the floors have not yet been installed. I see cracks in the foundation. Most concerning are two ...
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How to determine if damp smell, marks, cracks, mould, on internal walls is from; rising damp : condensation or other

I live on the ground floor of an art deco complex, with 2 apartments above me. We have lived here for almost 13 years and have never had a problem with damp / mould issues....other than our bathroom ...
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Cracks in bricks, needs foundation work or can it be watched?

This house belongs to my mother who is in her 70's. She already needs a new roof and is saving for that. As of now she can not really afford to fix foundation so I need honest opinions. Is this ...
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Recurring cracked window

We had new windows fitted in June 2019 and have since had to have a small side window repaired due to it cracking. It has happened for a second time now and we are worrying that its a bigger problem, ...
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My Acacia dining table starting to show some huge splits or cracks

We got this Acacia dining table from costco and noticed after a year or so it started to crack on one end. Initially the crack was pretty tiny and now it's very noticable.I was wondering what are the ...
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Cracked Tile in New Construction Home - Foundation issues?

I've recently moved into a new home built in June 2019. Some hairline cracks developed in some of my tiles, but I didn't worry about it too much because they were barely noticeable and the builder is ...
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What caused my paint to alligator and how to fix it?

I did a drywall patch over my shower, using quick dry joint compound, a few coats with sanding in between. Walls were washed with dish soap and dried prior. A few days later I primed with zissner BIN ...
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cracks in concrete walls in garage

I live in a high-rench type of house, where garage is on the lower level. The walls are concrete, and I found long crack running along the corner (see attached photo). The house is not in a wet/damp ...
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20 year old home with ceiling cracks getting worse

I have a Town-home that has these ceiling cracks that seem to get worse in the past 5 years. Please see attached. Do you think we need to worry? We got it inspected by a foundation expert 2 years ago(...
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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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Foundation cracks in new home construction North Texas

I am currently building a house in north Frisco and I noticed a some cracks from the middle of the foundation and they go down to the side as see in the pictures. I have not yet contacted the builder ...
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Recurrent cracks in brick wall

There are recurrent cracks in the brick wall shown in the image. The cracks have approximately equal width along their length. The cracks appeared within the first year of construction of the house. ...
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Do cracks in my home's stucco indicate foundation issues?

My hubby and I purchased the home in 2015. We are currently noticing cracks both inside and outside of the home. Moreover, we noticed the area had been fixed and covered up before. As I'm not a ...
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What do these cracks in my drywall indicate?

I'm trying to figure out what is going on with my house. I bought it back in February, none of these cracks and bulges were there when I viewed the house. The only problem I noticed were uneven floors....
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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 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 ...