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I have cracks in my monolithic pour concrete slab. The

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I have cracks in my monolithic pour concrete slab. The cracks apparently have a relevance to the sub floor cooling and heating ducts. The cracks have not extended into the thick area of the structural slab. Also, there appears to be no settling in the walls, no cracks and no tilting nor leaning. Any info will be appreciated
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Cracks where the thickness in the pour varies significantly are common and not a cause for concern given the rest of your description.

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