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challs

12:24PM | 07/21/00
Member Since: 07/20/00
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Hi,

I am building a new home in Sigar Land TX, near Houston. The foundation was poured on 7/8/00 and in about 3-4 days the slab has a crack running from one side of the slab to the other. This crack is about 1/2 mm thick and is visible to the naked eye. It is visible on the 2 sides as far as I could dig the dirt about 1 feet deep and probably it goes even deeper. It is also visible on the surface of the slab. After about 10 days the post tension cables were pulled to tension and the cracks appear to have closed a little bit, but still visible. Is this crack normal in post tension foundations in this area and will I have any problem with this crack in the future. The builder says that this is normal and not to worry about it. But from the appearance of the crack I think that the slab has cracked in 2 and that this is a serious problem.

Any comments are appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Dayanand.

TPnTX

05:33AM | 01/12/01
Member Since: 01/11/01
4 lifetime posts
I just joined this forum. I see that no one replied with any info for you. I assume that you are well past the building stage. Can you tell what became of this issue. I'm about to build a house in the country east of Dallas. It's sandy loam with expansive clay several feet below. I'm getting conflicting advice from sub-contractors requardnig the pros and cons of post tension slabs.
I hope your prject went well.

TPnTX

05:34AM | 01/12/01
Member Since: 01/11/01
4 lifetime posts
I just joined this forum. I see that no one replied with any info for you. I assume that you are well past the building stage. Can you tell what became of this issue. I'm about to build a house in the country east of Dallas. It's sandy loam with expansive clay several feet below. I'm getting conflicting advice from sub-contractors requardnig the pros and cons of post tension slabs.
I hope your prject went well.

TPnTX

05:34AM | 01/12/01
Member Since: 01/11/01
4 lifetime posts
tension slabs.
I hope your prject went well.I just joined this forum. I see that no one replied with any info for you. I assume that you are well past the building stage. Can you tell what became of this issue. I'm about to build a house in the country east of Dallas. It's sandy loam with expansive clay several feet below. I'm getting conflicting advice from sub-contractors requardnig the pros and cons of post

TPnTX

05:35AM | 01/12/01
Member Since: 01/11/01
4 lifetime posts
I hope your prject went well.I just joined this forum. I see that no one replied with any info for you. I assume that you are well past the building stage. Can you tell what became of this issue. I'm about to build a house in the country east of Dallas. It's sandy loam with expansive clay several feet below. I'm getting conflicting advice from sub-contractors requardnig the pros and cons of post

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