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Old 12-31-2012, 04:50 PM   #1
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Help me identify this foundation problem

Just to give you a backdrop; I live in a 1012sq ft house. It is on a crawlspace cinder blocks. 1982.

Of course hairline vertical crackers are around the house; we have quite a few actually. I covered most with construction adhesive. No Horizontal crackers.

We live in sort of a flood plain and the soil is mixed with clay. So expansive clay is bad for the foundation I know.

Anyways one day after clearing bushes from the side of my house, I noticed this long curvy horizonal line going on the side of my house.

It would almost like like a deer took his antlers and made it. My wife says she hears scratching noise on that side of the house sometimes in the mornings. I am a little worried and hope this isn't some big horizonal crack forming in its early stages.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:29 PM   #2
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Deers antlers wouldn't do that in most cases. You would also see some marking on it.

Could have been an excavator during construction and site clean up.


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Old 12-31-2012, 05:37 PM   #3
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I was going to say looks like a line of spalling do to water inside the block but I don't really see any water signs.

My next guess is a scrape by the excavator/skid steer during back filling or landscaping.

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Looks more like Elk damage to me.
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Maybe it's from a riding lawnmower running against it?

Or maybe from a Chupacabra????
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Ayuh,.... Looks like a bucket scrape from the backfillin' event,...

Careless operator, that didn't wanta do any rakin'....
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that looks like a weed eater line. Have seen them before.


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