Foundation wedge crack graphic

Had a home this weekend with a wedge crack on the outside of of a foundation corner. Red brick sitting directly on foundation. When I tried to explain to the client how it was likely caused by thermal expansion of the brick, my clients gave me the deer in the headlights look. He couldn’t wrap his head around what I was saying.
Anyway, I am looking for a good graphic to show the client that would help give a visual for the explanation. Does anyone have one they can share? Thanks in advance!

@rmayo is the best. Thought he posted one here a few weeks ago, but could be mistaken…

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Maybe this?


Maybe this?

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There’s been a few but I couldn’t find the threads.

Maybe @lkage has something??? If @rmayo doesn’t.

Thanks @sbridges2 , I am going to snag both of those.:wink:

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https://forum.nachi.org/t/corner-pop-wedge-illistration/124057

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Morning, Michael.
Hope this post finds you well.

Picture please.
Type of foundation and material, poured concrete, CMU block or stone. Foundation or slab.

Wedge cracks associated with foundations or slabs are often not the result of foundation movement.

Awaiting your reply.

corner_pop

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I like that one. Thanks!

https://forum.nachi.org/t/wedge-crack/126057

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I kinda figured Randy had one floating around. :roll_eyes:

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Randy offers some nice free graphics. :slightly_smiling_face:

https://forum.nachi.org/search?context=user&context_id=rmayo&q=graphic&skip_context=false

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Welcome, works very well with clients understanding by this visual graphic.