New Crack in foundation

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Old 06-05-07, 08:02 PM
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New Crack in foundation

I have a new crack in my foundation. When I bought the house there was no cracks to speak of. It has cracked all the way thru and down the length of the wall and runs diagonally.
I have thought of a few ways of fixing it by my self such as epoxy or hydraulacrete and something of the same inside. I am not even close to a professional and am learning as I go. I am wondering what is the best way to go about fixing this problem.

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Crack repair

Is it a new house? If so, get the builder to do it. They usually have a 10 year foundation warranty and the county inspector will be on your side. I'm current finishing my basement and the inspector noticed the cracks and told me to tell the builder to fix it because they have to.

I watched them do it. It seemed pretty easy.. They put these small cone like plastic things every 6 inches or so along the crack. They seal the cones and along the crack with some gray thing that looks like Epoxy. After it dries the next day they caulked something into those cones. The idea is the epoxy seals area arond the crack and you inject the caulk stuff into the cones to seal up the crack since it would have no where to go but inside the crack.
 
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Before fixing the problem, you must figure out what is causing the crack. You usually do not see diagional cracks. However I can tell you from experience that they are not good. A diagional crack usually means that the footing is settling, but there are exceptions to this. I would have a building inspector look at it first and get their opinion, before trying to fix it. Let us know then we can go from there.
 
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