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Old 11-02-2008, 01:53 PM   #1
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Corner To Corner Slump


I was in a new home (2005) recently and it had eleven full height cracks in the foundation, too much water was added on site to the mix before pouring in my opinion. Corner to corner slumpů.

How often do most of you see this condition or witness the process being done.
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:09 AM   #2
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Don't think I've ever seen foundation cracks that bad, meaning bad enough to need repair. Only seen it in slabs. But yes, got to be careful on house foundations, no special inspectors are there watching them. They can put however much water in they want, and typically no one says anything.

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Adding water is a very common fault with poured foundation contractors. The water makes their job easier since they let the concrete flow and do not vibrate. - I will bet it is not square either.

Where the cracks from the corners of the windows and in the middle of longer straight walls?

Just hope he did not do any ICF walls also.

That many cracks could even suggest some footing problems even if the cracks look like typical shrinkage cracks.
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