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I am in the process of buying a home. During the home inspection, we found out that the foundation in the basement has a crack. (see attached picture). Just wanted to get opinion on if this is a significant issue and if yes, what should be the course of action. … read more
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We are considering shaving less than an inch off our floor
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I noticed my foundation had a crack in it about 3?years ago
I noticed my foundation had a crack in it about 3?years ago that goes from the top to the bottom of the foundation. It's about 1/4 of an inch wide at the top of the crack and then it thins out as it g… read more
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I have a single level ranch home built in 1985. It has fink
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I recently bought a house built in 1880,im renovating at the
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I live in North Texas in a one-story home with a slab foundation.
I live in North Texas in a one-story home with a slab foundation. We have clay soils here which can expand or shrink a lot based on how much water they get. I had a long-term (weeks? months?) water le… read more
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My house is about 35 years old, and the concrete floor in the
My house is about 35 years old, and the concrete floor in the garage has separated from the walls by maybe 1/2 an inch, just in the past few years. Additionally, I have had some hairline cracks in the… read more
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PRE-INSPECTION JITTERS - OVERREACTING OR CAUSE FOR CONCERN? I know we have touched base before, but I think I really need your expertise on this. Please feel free to respond. My home of 4 years is con… read more
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A single horizontal crack suddenly appeared at shoulder height
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Hi, Wanted to get an opinion about a cracked joist in the
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We are considering buying a house that had structural repairs
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I have recently seen several cracks in the interior walls on
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Hi there. Have a house that has issues with its foundation.
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Not sure if this would be better answered under homr repair
Not sure if this would be better answered under homr repair experts. I have a older home that had an addition built onto it in the late 1990s by a previous owner. The main house has a full basement, t… read more
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We noticed that there is a crack that runs from a brick under
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Our home has no sign of cracks in walls or foundation. However,
Our home has no sign of cracks in walls or foundation. However, walking on the 2nd floor cause floor movement and noise. There are popping sounds from walls. House built 1978.. Three general contracto… read more
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We built out house in the Mountain community of Tehachapi Calif.
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