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From the Forum – Help! My basement slab is cracking..

by Prince Of Petworth December 7, 2015 at 2:10 pm 14 Comments


Help! My basement slab is cracking..

“Has anyone had to put in a new concrete slab for a basement and had any issues with cracking? I had a contractor pour our slab about 18 months ago and polish it, and now have nearly a dozen cracks. Some cracks are horizontal and some vertical, running across the entire basement space. It’s possible the ground was improperly prepared as there was flooding about four months before the slab was done.

I’ve waited this long so that the house/slab would settle. The contractor wants to fill the cracks with caulking/epoxy. But I’m not sure that’s going to be sufficient and need advice (will there be more cracks, will the current ones continue to deepen and how to remedy what has happened). So I’m looking for suggestions of people/companies to call who specialize in addressing this sort of thing. Thank you!”

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