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Crack on the basement wall

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Nov 16, 2009
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Crack on the basement wall

Hi,

My cousin recently went to see a house, and the said house has crack on the basement wall. It's been taken care of by the way you can see in this picture.

Is that how the cracks are fixed? Or should he be away from that house?


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Feb 29, 2008
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The preferred way to fix a crack is from.the outside, by digging down to the base, exposing the whole crack, filling with the right compound, verifying the perimeter drain, and covering up the area with a water proof membrane.

Next you need to.assess the cause of the crack and remedy it.
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Sep 30, 2006
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i would walk away, its expensive to properly repair cracks in the basement.
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If you want to know whether it was done right, the answer is no. If you see water stain on the floor I would recommend you to walk away.
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Walk away....or underbid to compensate for the cost of fixing it right.
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Looks like the injection was done from the inside. It looks to be done properly.

Walking away from all houses with foundation cracks is silly - you won't find many homes without cracks.

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toky wrote: If you want to know whether it was done right, the answer is no. If you see water stain on the floor I would recommend you to walk away.
t3359 wrote: Looks like the injection was done from the inside. It looks to be done properly.

Walking away from all houses with foundation cracks is silly - you won't find many homes without cracks.

bjl
Now I'm confused :)
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Apr 4, 2006
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Every single Mattamy home i've walked into has leakage or has had cracks filled in the foundation wall. Makes one want to stay away from them and look at purchasing from Coscorp, etc
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roddur wrote: Now I'm confused :)
Yeah, haha. Question is whether the water stain was before or after the crack was fixed.

Can the seller provide you with a receipt and warranty of when the crack was repaired?

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roddur wrote: Now I'm confused :)
If its dry you are probably ok.. if its wet/stained then its most likely still leaking. Question is.. is the stain from before or after the repair
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t3359 wrote: Yeah, haha. Question is whether the water stain was before or after the crack was fixed.

Can the seller provide you with a receipt and warranty of when the crack was repaired?

bjl
mikeweb wrote: If its dry you are probably ok.. if its wet/stained then its most likely still leaking. Question is.. is the stain from before or after the repair
According to my cousin seller told him it was like that when he bought the house. The stain is after repair.

I was not with him when he(cousin) was int that house, so i don't have any more information. I'll ask him about wet floor.
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Dec 17, 2012
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i wouldn't worry if its a vertical crack and not buckling in at all.

If there is proper drainage outside the house I wouldn't expect to see any leaks.

"cracks are normal" is true lol many many many houses have them. its the horizontal ones, or ones wear wall is buckling or bowing in that you need to worry about!
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Just as a closure, inspection showed no water leakage. So I guess the fix was a ok one.

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