Hey guys – me again. :roll: My pest control guy happened to notice the cracks that are near the front of our garage [you may recall the photos posted earlier, like the one that goes through the grade beam] and he said that at least every other house on his street has the same problem. When I asked him if “his” house did, he quickly said, “no.” Hmmmm … anyway, is this something you folks see a lot? I live in Florida.
Also, a couple of years ago when all of this came to light, I noticed a small, hard bump that was slightly protruding through the exterior side of the NE garage wall at ground level right above the mulch, and very close to the cement porch. There was no crack in the stucco; just a slight protrusion. In recently checking this again, the protrusion is slightly farther and the stucco now feels slightly soft, as if something is pushing its way through to the outside. I fear it will eventually push clean through the stucco layer. Any ideas what this could be – rebar maybe?
I am wondering if this may also have a connection to what has been happening on the interior slab area as well. In the past two years, I have felt a few roundish [not sure about that], small, hard protrusions that have slightly become more pronounced under my bare feet. I can feel them through the carpet.
As always, this is driving me to the brink of insanity because we have ZERO dollars for future repairs, etc., and this is not going to change. Unfortunately, three layoffs during the past five years and still down a $1,000K a month will do that to you. And yet we are so torn about the idea of selling at 30% below market value, assuming a company would buy this place and even give us THAT much!
Your thoughts are always so appreciated. Diana