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Basement Foundation Vertical Cracks – Help, Feedback and Advice

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  • #651251

    Hi,

    Attached is a picture of cracks in the foundation wall of a house we are looking at buying and for which we are worried.

    Was told the crack was injected from the inside, the cicles would show the plugs/ports used to inject into crack.

    We are also worried about the fact that there is more than one crack. Also, the plugs/ports are beside the large crack, wouldn’t plugs be put where the crack is to fill it with resin, polyurethane, etc…?

    We realy like the house but this is really making us worry.

    We will have it inspected but would appreciate any feedback and advice you can provide.

    Thanks in advance

    #651255

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    I would worry!! I would pass on that one.. The concrete is failing!

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #651263

    smallerstick
    Pro
    Listowel, ON

    Call a structural engineer and pay the price if you want to go ahead but my spidey senses say run away.

    I live in fear that when I die, my wife will sell my tools for what I told her I paid for them.

    #651277

    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Pro
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    Is this at a corner , do you have any better pictures showing how everything lays out in the area?

    #651297

    It’s in the middle of the basement wall, I only have a pic of the other wall but gives a good idea.

    You can see that the crack goes up to (or comes from) the right side of window (bottom corner).

    #651318

    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    Run. It will likely cost tens of thousands to repair the foundation….

    Is that money you’ll get back out of the home when you sell? If not, I would pass. (Personally, I would pass either way!)

    Jon P.
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    #671127

    olzo55
    Pro

    I realize this is an old thread but those cracks in a poured foundation wouldn’t scare me. There are very good products to seal the crack from the inside. How do you think tunnels get repaired?

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