Deck foundation crack in new house


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Old 03-24-15, 03:34 PM
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Deck foundation crack in new house

Our house was being built for almost a year now, and I just noticed a rather large crack more then a hairline near the post supporting the deck.

I asked the builder and he said this is perfectly normal, is this true?

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Any Advice would be greatly appreciated!
 

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Your attachments didn't work. Post the pics on photobucket.com
 
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That doesn't look normal to me.
 
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Old 03-24-15, 07:51 PM
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If the timber column is embedded in the concrete wall at the corner, then yes, the crack is to be expected. But it definitely is not "normal." It shows both very poor workmanship and design, as it creates a stress-riser at that point, that the concrete can't compensate for. You can expect lots of future problems at that location, especially if you live in a climate having freeze-thaw conditions.

How large a mansion are you having built, that it takes a year to complete?
 
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Old 03-25-15, 07:34 AM
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House is not that Big, but builder is building a lot of houses at the same time, we were promised it would be done in 4 months, but "bad weather" and our Cold Canadian winters plus other excuses kept the delay going.
 
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I don't build houses for a living but I have to question this design.
 
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IF he had used some steel stirrups/corners around the corner, you probably wouldn't have the crk,,, conc workmanship looks decent but, IF it had been my house, i'd have used steel OR planned a joint,,, blame an inadequate designer as someone shouldda known
 
 

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