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Old 09-01-2009, 01:00 PM   #1
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Foundation Problems

My house is literally splitting in half on one side of the house. There is a gap between the bricks from the bottom of the bricks up to the gutters. The gap goes from half an inch to 3 inches. The bottom of the house (foundation) looks fine....why would it split? How do I fix the gap? I bought the house 2 years ago and there was nothing mentioned in the house inspection. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 09-01-2009, 04:42 PM   #2
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3 inches is a serious crack. Have you got a photo of it? When you moved in 2 years ago was there any cracking, or is this recent?
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Old 09-01-2009, 05:11 PM   #3
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You are going to need a professional (i.e. this will not be free) investigation by a local foundation engineer. There is simply no way anyone can diagnose such a potentially serious problem over the internet, pictures or no pictures. As for recommending solutions over the internet, until you have a detailed diagnosis of the problem, it is pointless to discuss solutions.
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The curing and or hydration process may not have been right. I know if the foundation is poured and it gets frozen within 24-48 hours it could cause cracking.
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