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Donnie

09:15PM | 10/27/99
Member Since: 10/27/99
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My wife and I are having a new home built by a national home builder. Recently, my wife noticed cracking in the newly contructed foundation for our new home. We have seen only small cracks, however they are begining to widen a little. We have also seen larger cracks in other near by slabs that have been filled with liquid concrete. Question: What amount of cracking is acceptable? What does cracking mean for a home with a fairly large amount of ceramic tile? What can we do as consumers to protect our investment?

Chick

10:27AM | 12/06/99
Member Since: 12/05/99
1 lifetime posts
Donnie -

I just noticed your message, because I was going to post an identical question regarding my new home in Manteca, CA. Our foundation is concrete slab and we, too, recently discovered cracks that run for quite a few feet through the center portion of the slab. The builder has already filled the cracks and assured us that this is a normal occurence.

My question to you is: Have you been able to independently verify if cracking is acceptable? What about your issues with tile floors and long term protection of your real estate investment? I sure would appreciate any insight you may have gained from your experience. If I come across any helpful information, I will post it to you. By the way, please feel free to email me directly (italianoc@e-m-solutions.com). Thanks.

- Chick

[This message has been edited by Chick (edited December 06, 1999).]



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