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Old 2019-08-06, 11:02 PM
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You should contact the builder ASAP and get assurance that the window opening is sealed. We had rain today, and will likely get more in the next 2 days.
I checked again today and it's still wide open. I have contacted the site super to let them know. I'm hoping to get a response.
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Old 2019-08-08, 04:08 PM
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I checked again today and it's still wide open. I have contacted the site super to let them know. I'm hoping to get a response.
Ive come to understand that builders are not that responsive to homeowners attempts to avoid or minimize damages caused by problems in the construction.

If you have not done so, send a email to the head of construction and anyone else senior that you can find. Often these things happen because the site super is a moron, and may need a kita.
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Old 2019-08-09, 09:58 AM
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Ive come to understand that builders are not that responsive to homeowners attempts to avoid or minimize damages caused by problems in the construction.

If you have not done so, send a email to the head of construction and anyone else senior that you can find. Often these things happen because the site super is a moron, and may need a kita.
Well said.
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Old 2019-08-10, 11:04 PM
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Anyone seen this before?
New build, townhouse, interior basement wall.
Was like this on move in day.
Anything to be concerned about?
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Old 2019-08-12, 10:35 PM
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Anyone seen this before?
New build, townhouse, interior basement wall.
Was like this on move in day.
Anything to be concerned about?
I can offer an opinion on this, but I need a bit more information. Is this on the common wall between units? Are you in an end unit or a middle unit? How many townhouses is the same group you're in?
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Old 2019-08-13, 02:19 PM
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It is a Common wall between units. It is the Only concrete wall exposed to view in basement as the rest of the basement is finished.
It is a middle unit.
6 townhouses in the group.
Thanks

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Old 2019-08-14, 10:38 PM
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I suggest asking the builder to confirm the nature of the repair.

That said, I believe that you are seeing a repair due to impact on the common foundation wall. I see a number of cracks that are diagonal in nature that converge to a point towards the bottom of the wall. This would be indicative of an impact near the crack that is most vertical, and likely near the top of the foundation. These cracks have used an epoxy injection method to seal the cracks; this is evidenced by the injection nipples along the seam of the cracks.

You also see horizontal features. I believe that straps have been applied to increase the strength of the wall at the affected location.

So if not from impact, what are other possibilities? I can think of two:
- shrinkage cracks that develop during the cure of the foundation. This is unlikely, as shrinkage cracks are typically virtually vertical in nature, and do not have companion cracks adjacent to the most vertical crack.
- settlement cracks that develop because the footings have settled. This is unlikely as you would be seeing similar cracks on the opposite wall and all adjacent common foundation walls.

for either of the above alternate explanations, having two fracture features on the same wall is something of low probability to occur.
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It is a Common wall between units. It is the Only concrete wall exposed to view in basement as the rest of the basement is finished.
It is a middle unit.
6 townhouses in the group.
Thanks
Id like to know whats on the neighbors side.

Few years back I had a strange wall and asked for and received a Structural Engineer stamped document assuring all was fine.
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Old 2019-08-15, 02:23 PM
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Thanks for info Phil, really helped.
And For sure conversations will continue with builder until All questions answered - to what happened and how it was repaired etc.
Good2know, thanks, doing that this weekend with neighbour. I like what u did smart...re: document.

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Old 2019-10-07, 12:46 PM
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Hi Phil

I am wondering if this crack in my foundation is anything to be concerned about. It's in the basement of a new build that I have not taken possession of. The crack goes from wall to wall, about 19ft.

Any input you can provide would be appreciated.
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