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Old 03-10-2012, 07:57 PM   #1
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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?

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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

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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?
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:07 PM   #4
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Is there a crack in the slab at the bottom of the short crack up to the window corner?

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