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[OP]
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For any basement Slab crack it's not that serious either. As long as the foundation isn't cracked horizontally then you should be fine.
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Has anyone else tried it?
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Jun 1, 2021
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I called about a stain on my ceiling that came out of no where. What a great service! I was able to do a video chat and talk to them about what causes stains and how to remove the stain myself. I'm glad I called because it turns out that my attic hatch isn't insulated! Good thing I caught this because the builder certainly didn't!

I'm going to try and find some more questions around the house while this service is still free haha.
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Ceiling stains are tricky but that bleach and water solution is easy to remove them.
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Jun 1, 2021
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Calgary
True. I'm going to ask more questions during next weeks session!
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Take advantage of it while it's free haha.
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Jun 1, 2021
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Calgary
I wasn't sure if I could ask about exterior stuff too. I have this retaining wall problem where it looks like its leaning. I'll see what advice I get.
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Jun 1, 2021
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Calgary
I had another session and was told it's going to get extended for free for another month for those using this service!
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bgrah158 wrote: I just got an email from ATCO Energy about a new offer called Ask a Home Inspector. Essentially you can ask any home question to a professional home inspector for 15 mins. There's an option to have a video or phone call. Pretty slick.

I had a crack in my foundation that I was able to get advice on what I should do. He told me how to seal it myself instead of paying a company to do it. Perfect for the DIY RFD person or it sounds like they have contractors that can help you if it's a serious problem.

I haven't posted much here so I found this to be awesome to get my stupid home questions answered haha. I'm going to book another one next week to ask about my furnace maintenance.
Just ask on RFD. The service is always free and you get multiple opinions.
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Jun 1, 2021
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Calgary
starchoice wrote: Just ask on RFD. The service is always free and you get multiple opinions.
This is true! But it also saves time to have a professional advice vs. Google!
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bgrah158 wrote: This was my original question. This was a small crack that's been there for years in my garage.
That’s cosmetic. I wouldn’t even epoxy it.
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caltran wrote: That’s cosmetic. I wouldn’t even epoxy it.
Does that go for both your basement and garage? I wouldn't want salt etc to get into the garage floor.
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bgrah158 wrote: Does that go for both your basement and garage? I wouldn't want salt etc to get into the garage floor.
That crack is very thin.

If you're concerned about salt, then you can paint your floor. There's some good inexpensive stuff now available.
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Dec 13, 2014
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Just had a video appointment today and it was quite informative. Thanks OP!
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Jun 1, 2021
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RDodds wrote: Just had a video appointment today and it was quite informative. Thanks OP!
I had another one this week too. Honestly for a free service, it's great. I might even pay for it if it's not free anymore just so that I can get no BS advice.
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Jun 1, 2021
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Calgary
bgrah158 wrote: Does that go for both your basement and garage? I wouldn't want salt etc to get into the garage floor.
I sealed mine myself and the salt eventually made it's way into the epoxy overtime.
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MarcusFenix wrote: I had another one this week too. Honestly for a free service, it's great. I might even pay for it if it's not free anymore just so that I can get no BS advice.
I'm going to leave it for the time being and see if it grows. The house is fairly new as well.
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Jun 1, 2021
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bgrah158 wrote: I'm going to leave it for the time being and see if it grows. The house is fairly new as well.
You just want to ensure it doesn't get bigger. I bet all concrete eventually cracks.
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bgrah158 wrote: I'm going to leave it for the time being and see if it grows. The house is fairly new as well.
I noticed my neighbors downspout going into the ground under the driveway. The driveway has a crack on it now so I'm guessing the water is draining underneath it.

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