03:14PM | 08/17/00
Member Since: 08/16/00
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We are building a new house, and we have noticed that one of the basement walls (cement block) has a long (about 2 feet) fissure-type crack surrounded by rough and almost bubbly surface. This cracked area appears just below grade. The builder mentioned a term I have never heard in relation to building: honeycombing.

Is this something that may pose a structural problem down the line? How should the problem e addressed by the builder?


09:09AM | 08/31/00
Member Since: 03/13/00
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Since noone else has responded:
I don't know much about block foundations, but I would certainly make sure the building inspector knows about it before any more time passes.


09:32AM | 08/31/00
Member Since: 08/16/00
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Thanks for your response.

The builder is aware -- and I'm certain that at some point before closing, the building inspector will be, too.

I would really like to know if this is common. Plus, the builder assures us that it is fixable -- I just don't want to be stuck with a problem 5-10 years down the road when the builder isn't responsible anymore!



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