Originally Posted By: jmichalski
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WIth respect to foundation cracks, I know that the stock answer is to consult an SE whenever you are unsure or uncomfortable.
But, I hate to be an alarmist. I know that in many situations, cracks are acceptable. But is there a rule of thumb that any of the foundation experts can offer up?
What is the dividing line between normal settling, acceptable cracking, and an item of concern? What do you look for that tips you off?
Just looking for some more seasoned opinions, as I really don't want to sound the alarm if it is not necessary.