Originally Posted By: roconnor
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I agree with Richard that evaluation by an SE is the right call (even if it comes back that it’s okay) because it doesn’t sound like “normal” cracking. Plus the monkey is then off his back …
Sometimes there are changes (additions, grading, seasonal groundwater, severe winters, droughts, etc.) that cause problems to appear. Also, some buildings with issues or improper construction can be right on the edge (or going toward that) for a long time, and all it takes is one severe event or loading to push it over the edge and cause major problems ... look at what hurricane Andrew did to the south ...
Foundations & Structure can be difficult to make a call on, and one of the reasons this is a high liability area for an HI.
Just my 2 nickels as an engineer also ... ![icon_wink.gif](upload://ssT9V5t45yjlgXqiFRXL04eXtqw.gif)
Robert O'Connor, PE
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