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hairline cracks are 'normal'

Posted by BobF on September 28th, 2001 07:04 AM
In reply to Cracks in new house by Glenn on September 27th, 2001 04:48 PM [Go to top of thread]

Some hairline cracks are normal, regardless of their length. What matters is the depth and width of the cracks. As Jay said, wait a while to see how much more the house settles.

I will warn you, that unless the cracks are bigger than 1/4", the builder probably wont do anything. Maybe he/she will but I wouldn't bet the rent on it.

I finished my basement a few years ago, the house was 4 years old by then. I had cracks. I used a crack filler (available at your local hardware store) on the worst cracks. Then I had a berber installed over an 8-pound pad.

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