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Old 05-24-2013, 08:52 AM   #1
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1/4" vertical crack in foundation runs from top to bottom. Something that can be fixed with an epoxy injection or anchors? Or... are we looking at something BIG. I have a contractor coming out to take a look... structural engineers are hard to come by around here and they have waiting lists up the whazoo..


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Old 05-24-2013, 09:04 AM   #2
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Got a picture?
How old is the house and how long has this crack been there?
Any trees growing close to the house?

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Old 05-24-2013, 11:35 AM   #3
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have you looked for a soils engineer or civil engineer that does foundations?

is this a concrete foundation or concrete block? is the foundation wall on each side of the crack in-line or is one side pushed in/out more than the other? are both sides level from top to bottom?

got a few photos?
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Concrete block, obviously. There is a crawlspace under the house - that crack extends maybe another 1.5' - 2' below the ground. It staircases towards the bottom. The wall to the left of the crack is pushed in about 1/8". The house is about 80 y/o and the closest tree is maybe 12' - 15' away from the area of the crack.

I'm working on getting an engineer out there - problem is that it is Long Beach Island, NJ which was trashed by Hurricane Sandy. Engineers have a huge waiting list right now.

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is the area of the crack straight or is it pushed in (side to side)?
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Sorry... what do you mean? Do you mean is one side of the crack pushed in or out?

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