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radar75

06:19AM | 01/05/07
Member Since: 01/04/07
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I have a new home ( < 2 years old) and just noticed that the concrete slab around one of the lally columns is cracking with a roughly 2 inch chunk breaking up. One of the two concrete nails is also raised (relative to the other) by about 1/2 inch. Also, another lally column connected to the same I-beam has a nail protuding by roughly 1/2 as well. Is this something serious or just common settling of the house?

The builder gave a 1-year home warranty but that has passed. Should I take it to them anyway since its structural?

KingVolcano

02:54AM | 01/16/07
Member Since: 03/03/05
273 lifetime posts
Contact your builder and try to get another non-biased opinion from either another builder or some other qualified entity. Safety is key!

radar75

01:56PM | 01/17/07
Member Since: 01/04/07
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Thanks. I'm working to get the builder to take a look at it.

Do you think it could be something serious, or is having the builder check just a precaution?

KingVolcano

03:45AM | 01/23/07
Member Since: 03/03/05
273 lifetime posts
The builder should also know who did the concrete work on your house. There are a lot of variables and it could be something simple. You may want to inspect the entire foundation. Chances are slim it is an area of concern, but an inspection would be a prudent step.
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