Exterior Foundation Crack & Interior wallboard separation

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Old 08-11-15, 08:35 AM
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Exterior Foundation Crack & Interior wallboard separation

I have a crack in my cinder block/concrete foundation that now has transferred to the wallboard inside. I'm fairly certain that the foundation crack is continued settling, and I was looking for suggestions for a flexible filler for the exterior crack. And is there anything similar for wallboard repairs?
 
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Cracks in drywall are normally fixed with drywall tape and joint compound. You don't normally want a flexible filler on drywall. How wide is the crack in the foundation? Is it all above grade or does it also go below grade?
 
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Old 08-11-15, 09:26 AM
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From the exterior, the crack doesn't actually appear that wide - 1/16th or so, and it does not appear to go below the grade into the basement wall.
 
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I probably just use an elastomeric caulk for the foundation, some of the others might have a better idea.
 
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elastomeric SEALANT, NEVER ' caulk ' (as in the noun),,, masonry section of apron/vest stores [np1 - non-sag],,, got a bsmnt ? the crk will eventually lengthen if the cause is as you've determined

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If it comes in a caulking tube - I call it caulk but then I also refer to stain as paint sometimes too
 
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if you're talking about latex deck stain, i agree - its really paint,,, caulk's different than sealant & picking/knowing the difference's critical to successful performance,,, caulk can take full-sided installation - sealants cannot
 
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And as S. Hayakawa once asked--"Is she skinny, thin, or svelte?"
 
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howzabout zaftig
 
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