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gerardswork 01-09-2012 09:11 PM

Horizontal Wall Crack
 
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I have a horizontal crack in the foundation wall that I'd like some thoughts on:

1. Crack runs approximately 8 feet long. It is 4 feet from the ground at its peak and 3 feet from the ground at its lowest pint.

2. The crack is definitely hairline with no more than 1/16 inch crack.

3. No bowing is noticed with a 4 foot ruler...maybe 1/4 inch but couldn't tell if it was just flimsy ruler...don't have long enough level.

4. Crack runs up and down with no real pattern.

5. FYI...wall is painted brown and that's when I noticed it.

6.Ive now marked the crack for record purposes,

7. House is 22 years old.

So the big question....should I worry? Why or why not?

Thanks

Gerard.

joecaption 01-09-2012 09:18 PM

Forget about it. As you said the house is 22 years old, there's no waterleaks so do not mess with it. Foundations crack all the time, most often with a few years of being built. It could have been there a very long time and you just never noticed it.

titanoman 01-09-2012 09:34 PM

Like Joe said.

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mgp roofing 01-10-2012 03:11 AM

looks like a shrinkage crack as the concrete cured. I regularly see similar looking cracks in floor slabs etc.

mikegp 01-10-2012 10:55 AM

Looks like a shrinkage crack. Was probably there since the house was built. They usually start at a corner or window. I wouldn't worry about it, though water could possibly penetrate at some point.

knucklehead 01-11-2012 11:39 AM

Is it right behind the front stoop?

gerardswork 01-11-2012 02:43 PM

Front Stoop
 
Thanks everyone for their replies...

@Knucklehead...it is right underneath where the front stoop would be located. I'm guessing there is something relevant about that or else you wouldn't have asked. I'd appreciate your thoughts...

Thanks!

knucklehead 01-17-2012 12:23 PM

I have seen this happen alot when they use stoop brackets on the foundation. It is not allowed around here anymore

agate 01-25-2012 07:51 AM

I think, there is no need to worry over there. It's so thin actually.


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