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Topic # 224373 15-Nov-2017 09:58
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Please see picture, should I be concerned? If yes, who do I need to call to have it checked? I am only talking about the crack in concrete base not the plaster.

 

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  Reply # 1901111 15-Nov-2017 09:59
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  Reply # 1901119 15-Nov-2017 10:09
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I guess it depends on what that base block is the base of?


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  Reply # 1901132 15-Nov-2017 10:14
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I would not worry about that

 

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  Reply # 1901181 15-Nov-2017 11:53
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Its probably the most valuable asset you own, if I was you I would consult with a qualified registered master builder 


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  Reply # 1901186 15-Nov-2017 12:00
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Its probably the most valuable asset you own, if I was you I would consult with a qualified registered master builder 

 

 

 

 

If I were to hazard guess I would say that has been hit in the recent years, looks like water is getting in. Is the wall on the other side still hollow sounding or damp?

I would speak with a MB regarding this. Will most likely need to remove the plaster.

It doesn't appear structural but it looks as if the whole front of that block has been cracked and slightly moved away from the rest of the block and the plaster may have slightly shifted under it.





 


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  Reply # 1903089 17-Nov-2017 07:06
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If it were mine I'd be wanting to get that plaster off for a good look then go from there. If that's a block you will be able to remove it and replace it with an unbroken one.

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  Reply # 1903109 17-Nov-2017 08:11
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JayADee: If it were mine I'd be wanting to get that plaster off for a good look then go from there. If that's a block you will be able to remove it and replace it with an unbroken one.

 

As a corner block it should have reinforcing running through it vertically (and possibly horizontally) and should also be concrete filled - which makes the damage look odd and worth inspecting.

 

So I would definitely get it looked at both from a structural and weather tightness POV.

 

 


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  Reply # 1903112 17-Nov-2017 08:14
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I'd get it fixed, because the more water that penetrates into that crack, the worse it could get.


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