DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Framing and Foundation > Take a look at what I have dubbed super crack

Help Support House Repair Talk by donating using the link above.
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-07-2010, 09:31 PM  
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1
Default Take a look at what I have dubbed super crack

Here are photos of a crack running the entire length (and probably more) of a detached garage. I saw it on a home inspection. The garage is about 20+ feet from the condo unit. Yes there are drainage issues at one side of the garage. My concern is the crack is an indication of a problem with the condo, too. There are 2 stuck doors in the condo. No cracks in the walls. I saw one small 4 inch vertical crack in the backyard stucco from the dirt up.

It all screams "Don't buy!" I know. How much would this cost to repair?

KimikoPi is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2010, 05:49 PM  
Bud Cline
Tile Contractor
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 284

Are you thinking about buying this money pit?

Condos are often built by developers that go to the lowest bidder to get the job done. Those developers are routinely "bottom line kinda guys" that want nothing more than to maximize their income and profits. Looks as if some shortcuts may have been taken when it came to soil compaction and slab thickness. Since garages with condos are constructed at the same time the condos are built you can bet your bottom dollar the condo also has serious issues.

I'd take a couple of steps back.

Some days I aspire to becoming a missing person.
Bud Cline is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2010, 09:31 PM  
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: , Western Hemisphere, N of the equator
Posts: 2,471
Liked 176 Times on 162 Posts
Likes Given: 108


One side of the crack is maybe a 1/4" higher than the other side. Not good.
Wuzzat? is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2010, 04:38 PM  
SavvyCat's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: , Utah
Posts: 100
Liked 8 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 10


I know absolutely nothing, but that's not just a crack, it's a displaced crack. If the condo has sticking doors, take a pass.

I'm having my foundation done tomorrow. It's only off by a little, no interior cracks, hairline step cracks in two places with the bricks. They'll be doing 12 piers for $4600. Your mileage may vary. I looked at a house before buying this one that had 16 piers for $10,000.
SavvyCat is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Super Bowl Poll oldognewtrick General Chit-Chat 15 04-20-2011 03:55 AM
my 47 Ford Super deluxe ck1 General Chit-Chat 1 02-13-2011 04:29 PM
What'd everyone think of Super Bowl? FlowerBear General Chit-Chat 3 02-11-2010 07:30 PM
Super bowl oldognewtrick General Chit-Chat 11 02-09-2010 12:10 PM

Newest Threads