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|04-16-2012, 09:30 PM||#1|
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Exterior foundation and veneer cracks - fill it in?
I recently bought a new home and there are some exterior cracks that were noted. I was hoping to find some advice on what to do. I don't have any leaks but some of the cracks are ugly to look at, and it annoys me when I see ants traveling along those cracks.
1) Fill in those cracks using concrete caulk tubes (although after some research, I feel like that doesn't last very long and is very temporary).
2) Do a crack injection (but since there is no water leaks, is this overkill?)
3) Have a more skilled inspector look into this (mason?)
4) Do nothing?
Here are some of the different types of cracks I've taken photos of:
A) This is the foundation to an attached garage (no insulation)
C) This is a crack where the porch meets the veneer wall on the front of the house:
D) This is a small crack that runs along the chimney on the side of the house
E) This is a small hairline crack on the side of the house I can probably ignore
DIY advice appreciated. Thanks!
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