Foundtion crack

Originally Posted By: Brandon Ellerbee
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I have a question (probably common sense but im new to this so…). If I see a crack on a foundation that follows the motar between the blocks, would it be a reason to be looked at by a specialist, or is this a common crack. The crack is mainly vertical but like I said it starts at the ground and follows up the whole foundation. Just wondering.


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Originally Posted By: Blaine Wiley
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Sounds like a normal stairstep crack to me, unless there is differential seperation. icon_rolleyes.gif But with you being new, I think I will defer to Igor…Batter up!


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Originally Posted By: roconnor
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See this link for some help … icon_wink.gif


http://www.nachi.org/bbsystem/viewtopic.php?t=817


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Originally Posted By: Brandon Ellerbee
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yes its a stair step crack. I didnt think it was a problem, but me being new I had to ask just to make sure (actually I just wanted to ridiculed by everyone for being new). icon_surprised.gif



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Originally Posted By: dvalley
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What’s a Foundtion crack?



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