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Old 11-24-2013, 01:05 PM   #1
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Before I insulate and Sheetrock should something be done about this crack? I'm sure it's been there for a looong time. Never had any water issues etc. thanks
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Old 11-24-2013, 01:12 PM   #2
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I would seal it with epoxy crack sealer.
http://www.radonseal.com/crack-injec...ack-filler.htm

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what is on the outside ?
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You need to fix the wiring as well.
The cables need to be fasten within 8 inches of the box.
The cable need to be supported either by going through the studs or being stapled every 4 feet.
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what is on the outside ?
Just siding ......
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That could well be normal cmu shrinkage.

But it looks a little wider at the top than the bottom - that can sometimes be an indication of settlement. But if it's been there a long time and assuming it was settlement, it's probably stopped by now.

If it's giving no trouble, just fill and forget.
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It needs to be filled so cold airs not coming in the crack and hitting the warm air on the back side of the drywall. Sure way to have mold.
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Just siding ......
so your saying that is all above grade ?

do what has been said.
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so your saying that is all above grade ? do what has been said.
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