Wow a long crack.

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Wow a long crack.

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Gary Porter

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Posted: Nov 16, 2005 10:33 PM       Post Subject:
I inspected a 2 year old house today that had a hairline crack that started on the back porch into the house through the living room tile and out the front door. This was over 40 feet. I recommended a structural engineer check that out. Was I correct?

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dspencer
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Posted: Nov 16, 2005 11:01 PM       Post Subject:

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Straight crack? Photo?
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Gary Porter

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Posted: Nov 16, 2005 11:05 PM       Post Subject:
Straight line. Hairline. Hard to see in photo. Went along the grout. Started on the cement and went to the tile and end on the front porch.

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Posted: Nov 16, 2005 11:14 PM       Post Subject:

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Possible crack on the expansion joint?
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Gary Porter

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Posted: Nov 16, 2005 11:36 PM       Post Subject:
Thanks Darren.

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Jay Moge
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Posted: Nov 18, 2005 10:09 PM       Post Subject:

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subflooring should be staggard and tile should always overlap joints for just that purpose. icon_cool.gif icon_wink.gif
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Gary Porter

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Posted: Nov 18, 2005 10:19 PM       Post Subject:
This was a 2 year warranty issue. I had the builder call me today to ask me about what I saw. He said they will not fix it. It is not their problem.
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Dale Duffy

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Posted: Nov 18, 2005 10:51 PM       Post Subject:
gporter wrote:
This was a 2 year warranty issue. I had the builder call me today to ask me about what I saw. He said they will not fix it. It is not their problem.


Gary, if I was the homeowner I would surely make it the builders problem.
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Marcel Cyr

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Posted: Nov 23, 2005 6:53 PM       Post Subject:
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Gary;

Hard to tell what the problem is, but my understanding is that the hairline crack has migrated through the tile floor.
The standard for control joints that have not been controlled through sawcutting to control where the cracking and shrinkage occurrs, is common in the residential market and the process to control that cracking or shringage to appear in the finish product of flooring material can be controlled in that installation by applying a mesh polyviynle matt under the tile flooring at the location of the crack in the concrete slab. This bridges the crack and allows movement without visual cracks in the tile floor. This would help in the erratic cracking and shrinkage gaps that would occurr in uncontrolled saw cutting of the slab that normally would be done.

Would recommend another flooring Contractor to evaluate.



Hope this helps.

Marcel
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