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Question DetailsAsked on 8/29/2012

SLAB FOUNDATION PROBLEMS AND REPAIR

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Answered 6 years ago by Member Services

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Can you explain and describe a bit more what the problem is - use the Answer This Question button right below your question to reply. Likely you need some sort of concrete or general contractor, but can't tell without a better description of your issue/

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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foundation cracked along exterior wall causing damage to door. live in slab townhouse.

Answered 4 years ago by Guest_9441979

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Wow - when this popped up 3 months ago and I answered it, it was showing as a current question - I did not realize it was 2 years old. Evidently this is not a critical situation, if still on-going after 2 years - or did you get it fixed ?


If this is a relatively straight break across the slab and more of a hairline than an open gap crack, then probably just settlement of improperly compacted fill under the slab, and not generally worth fixing (other than surficial patching of the crack with patching grout) as long as it is not causing structural problems or mahjor wall cracking. The door issue could probably be solved by just resetting the door - taking it out, and reinstalling in the frame with new shims to fit the new shape of the rough opening - about $100-150 job by an experienced handyman, carpenter, or door installer.


If really opening up (more than 1/8-1/4" open gap say) or causing creaking and tearing sounds on house, or wide open cracks (as opposed to hairline) in walls, or starting to get noticeable slope on floor, then get a structural engineer to look at it to be sure you do not have a major issue going on.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD




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