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I would not be concerned at all a house built in 56 if there were problems they would have shown up long before now. The reason the crack is horizontal , my guess the foundation walls were pumped and this is the change of trucks. If you look close you may see a slight difference in the aggregate above and below the crack line. Normally we use a vibrator but ...


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Is this slab really the foundation? I'm aware of 'slab on grade' shallow foundations but I've never lived in a climate where that is practiced. In my region a foundation with footings would be poured first (even when there's no basement), then the slab would be poured inside the foundation walls. In this latter technique the slab is non-structural. You also ...


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No, no, no, a horizontal crack COMPLETELY THROUGH your foundation wall on 3 sides of your house is not normal and is not acceptable...especially if you’re able to stick a dime in the crack...this is not just a “hairline” crack. I’ve designed hundreds and hundreds of concrete walls, slabs, etc. and NONE have cracked. People who have cracked foundations, ...


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