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NewSkin 07-25-2013 09:15 AM

Is this normal settling?
 
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Hi All, I purchased my home in sept of '01. It is a new construction that had been finished in July of '01. Within a few weeks we noticed that the concrete foundation had started to crack inside the house. I called the contractor and was told that since it is a newly built house that this settling is normal and to expect more cracks thru the house over the next couple of years as the house settles to a rest. He was right and indeed we had cracks that showed up thruought the house over the years. My question is, with the pictures provided, does this seem like a normal home settling into position. The pics were taken a couple days ago and to me it seeks like the house is sinking. Any help appreciated for this first time home owner. Thanks again.


NewSkin 07-25-2013 09:15 AM

Is this normal settling?
 
4 Attachment(s)

Hi All, I purchased my home in sept of '01. It is a new construction that had been finished in July of '01. Within a few weeks we noticed that the concrete foundation had started to crack inside the house. I called the contractor and was told that since it is a newly built house that this settling is normal and to expect more cracks thru the house over the next couple of years as the house settles to a rest. He was right and indeed we had cracks that showed up thruought the house over the years. My question is, with the pictures provided, does this seem like a normal home settling into position. The pics were taken a couple days ago and to me it seeks like the house is sinking. Any help appreciated for this first time home owner. Thanks again.


NewSkin 07-25-2013 09:15 AM

Is this normal settling?
 
4 Attachment(s)

Hi All, I purchased my home in sept of '01. It is a new construction that had been finished in July of '01. Within a few weeks we noticed that the concrete foundation had started to crack inside the house. I called the contractor and was told that since it is a newly built house that this settling is normal and to expect more cracks thru the house over the next couple of years as the house settles to a rest. He was right and indeed we had cracks that showed up thruought the house over the years. My question is, with the pictures provided, does this seem like a normal home settling into position. The pics were taken a couple days ago and to me it seeks like the house is sinking. Any help appreciated for this first time home owner. Thanks again.


NewSkin 07-25-2013 09:15 AM

Is this normal settling?
 
4 Attachment(s)

Hi All, I purchased my home in sept of '01. It is a new construction that had been finished in July of '01. Within a few weeks we noticed that the concrete foundation had started to crack inside the house. I called the contractor and was told that since it is a newly built house that this settling is normal and to expect more cracks thru the house over the next couple of years as the house settles to a rest. He was right and indeed we had cracks that showed up thruought the house over the years. My question is, with the pictures provided, does this seem like a normal home settling into position. The pics were taken a couple days ago and to me it seeks like the house is sinking. Any help appreciated for this first time home owner. Thanks again.



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