Originally Posted By: ecrofutt
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From my perspective, it doesn’t look like wash out damage.
More like damage to the concrete wall from the impact of driving nails thru the sill plate into the concrete.
Look closely at the last picture where the concrete is chipped and you can see the nail heads in the sill plate.
Go back to the second picture, you can see the nail head and the nail under the sill plate where the concrete chipped out.
I'd bet that the break off on the end of the concrete also came as a nail was driven into that area. Being close to the end, it just broke off when the nail was driven into it. Of course the angle of the picture, and the framing on top of the sill plate, may not let you readily see the nail. However, if the camera had been further to the left, so we could see into the crack, we'd probably see a nail there too.
Wonder why the builder didn't embed threaded rod into the concrete as is usually done.
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