Stone / brick crack

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Old 05-07-15, 08:42 PM
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Stone / brick crack

We moved into a new home last year. Today I went outside and noticed a crack in front of the house. It's running from the main floor window to the window above. I already called the builder and they are going to send someone out to look at this but I wanted to get an opinion before they show up. Is it a bad installation job or could it be that the house has settled so much that this happened. Thanks.



 
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Old 05-07-15, 09:41 PM
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I'm no pro in this field.... but it looks like the building is settling.

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some settling isn't uncommon in new homes - are the windows still working easily ? no sticking doors ? bldr will probably suggest mortar shrinkage crack be repointed/filled,,, if it were me, i'd document ALL communications & monitor the crk

no one's a pro at figuring out what ' other guys ' did but remember this - they got paid & they're gone !
 
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Windows and door seem to work ok for now.
 
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Normally homes come with a one year warranty. Let the builder fix it but document and keep track of the issues in case they need to be revisited before the warranty ends.
 
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Or even after the warranty ends. An improper fix, done during the warranty period, is still the builder's responsibility afterwards.
 
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