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Old 04-27-2011, 11:39 AM   #16
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I'm a little horrified that you're doing research for a college project on an internet chat room.

Please go to the library and research this book:

Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering: Design and Construction
Robert W. Day
McGraw Hill, 1999

Chapter 7 has some good information on cracking, and has even more resources annotated throughout. But regardless, don't lie. I'm almost half tempted to let you in on the joke interpretations sprinkled in the suggestions so far, but you should research it all and get solid sources yourself before you look like a fool when you turn your paper in.

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I'm a little horrified that you're doing research for a college project on an internet chat room.

Please go to the library and research this book:

Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering: Design and Construction
Robert W. Day
McGraw Hill, 1999

Chapter 7 has some good information on cracking, and has even more resources annotated throughout. But regardless, don't lie. I'm almost half tempted to let you in on the joke interpretations sprinkled in the suggestions so far, but you should research it all and get solid sources yourself before you look like a fool when you turn your paper in.
Believe me, many college students think that "copy & pasting" from websites qualifies as research & writing.
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FTW---you would get better responses if you offered your own solutions
and let us tell you if the solutions are correct or not.

How are you going to rectify the bottom picture?---Mike---
I think i will be using "Crack injection with epoxy" ?
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I'm a little horrified that you're doing research for a college project on an internet chat room.

Please go to the library and research this book:

Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering: Design and Construction
Robert W. Day
McGraw Hill, 1999

Chapter 7 has some good information on cracking, and has even more resources annotated throughout. But regardless, don't lie. I'm almost half tempted to let you in on the joke interpretations sprinkled in the suggestions so far, but you should research it all and get solid sources yourself before you look like a fool when you turn your paper in.
No, beleive me I'm not going to write everything which is disscussed here. I went through many sources (almost finished the report) but I had some doubts about the reason behind the cracks which i couldn't understand thats why i came here to ask to clarify it to myself.

anyways thanks all !!
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I'm a little horrified that you're doing research for a college project on an internet chat room.

Please go to the library and research this book:

Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering: Design and Construction
Robert W. Day
McGraw Hill, 1999

Chapter 7 has some good information on cracking, and has even more resources annotated throughout. But regardless, don't lie. I'm almost half tempted to let you in on the joke interpretations sprinkled in the suggestions so far, but you should research it all and get solid sources yourself before you look like a fool when you turn your paper in.
Actually there is a lot more information available online that there is in any library. Internet sources are perfectly acceptable as long they are verifiable and you site your sources in the correct format (APA,MLA). The book suggestion sounds like a good one though.

As far as the second crack solution I would guess you would need to resolve the footing issue unless it has stabilized then you could seal the crack with hydraulic cement.
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Jim's right---If you epoxy that crack without strengthening the footings another crack will appear elsewhere.
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