Property with foundation problems

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  1. samiam

    samiam Well-Known Member

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    Ok this is a 60 years old solid appearing brick house but with stair-step large cracks every room. Reported as issue with foundation. Very dry weather does not help the situation. Before knock down and rebuilds, should this house be rented out cheap for let say a couple of years (after a quick patch up)??
     
  2. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Depends on how big the cracks are. A couple of mm, could be attributed to soil conditions, >5mm and can see daylight, I'd be getting an engineer (possibly require footing works and helicoils in the brick joints).
     
  3. samiam

    samiam Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @Scott No Mates
    I was hoping no major work need to be involved for a couple of years because it will be knocked down anyway. I don’t want to put much other than quick touch up. Cracks are horizontal and >8mm so definitely issue with foundation though...
     

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