Buckling cinder blocks


Old 04-03-19, 11:03 AM
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Buckling cinder blocks

hello new member here, i have a couple corners of my block wall in garage that are buckling and shifted an inch or so. i understand why this happened and have fixed drainage issues and wall is NOT moving anymore. can i dig outside and then using floor bolts and some force outward.. slowly try pushing walls back into place after supporting trusses on that corner. or does it HAVE to be more complicated than that. i just want to make it a little more structural sound so buyers can pass mortgage inspection. thanks
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Old 04-03-19, 11:19 AM
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Pictures of the problem areas would help alot.
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Old 04-03-19, 01:46 PM
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I doubt pushing/pulling the blocks in place will work. The blocks are 'glued' together with mortar. That bond is already compromised a little and moving the wall will comprise it further.

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Old 04-03-19, 03:37 PM
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I smell building code violations here. Get the problem corrected (if correctable) professionally and to code rather than seek band aids to allow a sale and pass the problem on to the buyer. Doesn't your state require the seller to provide to the potential buyer known problems in the disclosure report?

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