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cbrett1979 03-10-2012 07:57 PM

concrete block step crack - load bearing wall
 
I have a cinder block/stucco house in Florida. A step crack has developed on an exterior wall that is a load bearing wall. The crack begins at a window and "steps down" to the floor. There is very little/no seperation in the crack -

the builder suggest caulking and repainting.

What is recommeneded as the preferred repair method?

Thanks

CBrett

epson 03-10-2012 08:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cbrett1979 (Post 875020)
I have a cinder block/stucco house in Florida. A step crack has developed on an exterior wall that is a load bearing wall. The crack begins at a window and "steps down" to the floor. There is very little/no seperation in the crack -

the builder suggest caulking and repainting.

What is recommeneded as the preferred repair method?

Thanks

CBrett

This should help: http://www.ehow.com/how_7855696_fix-concrete-block.html

framer52 03-10-2012 08:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cbrett1979 (Post 875020)
I have a cinder block/stucco house in Florida. A step crack has developed on an exterior wall that is a load bearing wall. The crack begins at a window and "steps down" to the floor. There is very little/no seperation in the crack -

the builder suggest caulking and repainting.

What is recommeneded as the preferred repair method?

Thanks

CBrett


What did the builder say the reason for this?

concretemasonry 03-10-2012 11:07 PM

Is there a crack in the slab at the bottom of the short crack up to the window corner?

Dick


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