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Old 12-30-2013, 04:18 PM   #1
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Basement crack a concern?


Couldn't get a good photo but it's between 1/32 and 1/16 and it spans the width of the basement floor. I'm not really sure if it's expanded much as we don't really use the basement much and I've only lived here for a few years. The house is about 8-9 years old. Considering finishing the space but I'm not sure if this is something to be concerned about?


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just seal it and cover it with carpet end of story.

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just seal it and cover it with carpet end of story.
Sealant or like a quickrete patch?
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Use sealant, any type of quick patch would be too difficult to get into the crack and wouldn't be flexible for future deflections.
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what he just said.
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Old 12-31-2013, 03:06 PM   #6
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At 8-9 years old, there "should" be a vapor barrier under the floor. I wouldn't even bother sealing it.............
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our home's probably 40yrs old w/floor crks & some conc heaving from expansive clay soils here in ga,,, probably NO vapor barrier but, even IF there were, it wouldda been only 6mil plastic not concerned - we'll acid-stain the exercise room floor & place area rug in it
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We refer to that as type one concrete.

Type 1: Concrete that is cracked
Type 2: Concrete that is going to crack

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