I am in the process of purchasing a new home. It is a townhouse - 5 in the group, mine is the second house in. I don’t know if this matters, but I’m putting it out there.
The slab is 8 inches thick and it has post tension cables that run both directions.
In the process of framing the house one of the subs drilled into a post tension cable and broke it.
No one notified me of this. And I only discovered it because I dropped by and found the hole in the floor.
Here’s what I see right now.
The hole sits between the kitchen wall and the den wall. On the kitchen side, a gas line comes down for a cook top about two feet to the left. Cabinets will sit on top of the hole after it is filled and the floor will be tiled. On the Den side of the wall will be carpet.
I’m told the cable was fixed with a coupler, then a pvc sleeve was put around it. Then tension was applied to the cable, but not to the original extent.
What are the chances of something going wrong with this cable fix down the road? Is it more likely to fail because it has been repaired? I’m just asking for advice.
I am in a position to walk away from this house, but I don’t know if it’s necessary to do so because of this problem.
My biggest concern is that this is a structural issue - and I know going in that it is already flawed. Will my floors crack? etc. Is this something I will have to disclose later if I want to sell?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.