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3 edition of Cracks in My Foundation found in the catalog.

Cracks in My Foundation

by Marian Keyes

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  • 36 Currently reading

Published by HarperCollins in New York .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24271552M
ISBN 109780060897789, 9780060897765

  Non-Structural Cracks – Non-structural wall cracks can occur almost anywhere in a foundation wall; they are likely to emanate from openings in the wall, like windows, doors and pipe intrusions. Caused by lateral pressure exerted by the soil outside the foundation, these cracks are generally narrow, less than 1/8”, and can even be of the. Having cracks sprout up along the exterior of your home’s foundation is a common occurrence, especially in older homes. A quarter-inch wide crack, though, is large enough to warrant concern, especially if the wall on one side of the crack sticks out more.

Reading Foundation Cracks. During your foundation inspection, you might notice a few different varieties of cracks. There are several causes for the different types of cracks, and they each cause varying degrees of danger to your foundation. Horizontal cracks in the foundation wall, posts, or cement piers are a big problem.   Foundation cracks can occur even after you have diligently performed every foundation leak detection and prevention measure recommended such as maintaining the perfect grade away from your foundation, installing a sump pump that features battery back-up, and cleaning out your gutters.

Cracks in My Foundation: Bags, Trips, Make-Up Tips, Charity, Glory, and the Darker Side of the Story; Essays and Stories Marian Keyes, Author Avon Books $ (p) ISBN More. Fixing Foundation Crack From The Inside. Before attempting to repair the crack, make sure that it is currently not leaking water. The inside of the crack can be damp, but the exterior surface should be dry for the ports to stick. Step #1: Lay a plastic bag or newspapers on the floor, under the crack. Next, use a wire bristled brush or masonry.


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Written in the witty, forthright style that has earned her legions of devoted readers, Cracks in My Foundation offers an even deeper and more candid look into this beloved author's mind and heart, exploring such universal themes as friends and family, home, glamour and beauty, children, travel, and more.

Marian's hilarious and thoughtful take on life /5(32). Written in the witty, forthright style that Cracks in My Foundation book earned her legions of devoted readers, "Cracks in My Foundation" offers an even deeper and more candid look into this beloved author's mind and heart, exploring such universal Go further under the covers and stay in bed a little longer with Marian Keyes in this winning follow-up to her smash essay collection, Under /5.

Written in the witty, forthright style that has earned her legions of devoted readers, Cracks in My Foundation offers an even deeper and more candid look into this beloved author's mind and heart, exploring such universal themes as friends and family, home, glamour and beauty, children, travel, and more.

Marian's hilarious and thoughtful take on life /5(33). Cracks in My Foundation Bags, Trips, Make-up Tips, Charity, Glory, and the Darker Side of the Story: Essays and Stories by Marian Keyes. by. Written in the witty, forthright style that has earned her legions of devoted readers, Cracks in My Foundation offers an even deeper and more candid look into this beloved author's mind and heart, exploring such universal themes as friends and family, home, glamour and beauty, children, travel, and : Marian Keyes.

Written in the witty, forthright style that has earned her legions of devoted readers, Cracks in My Foundation offers an even deeper and more candid look into this beloved author's mind and heart, exploring such universal themes as friends and family, home, glamour and beauty, children, travel, and more.

Underpinning the foundation with helical screws or concrete piers. Installation costs $1,$1, per pier, with one every 6 to 8 feet. A whole new foundation, which can run up to $40, If you find small cracks (less than 1/inch wide), paint over them with a concrete waterproofing paint (about $25/gallon).

Of the foundation cracks you are likely to encounter, vertical cracks are generally the most common and least severe type of crack you will come across. Vertical cracks are cracks that go straight up and down, or maybe on a slight diagonal of within 30 degrees of vertical, and are a common occurrence in many houses.

Horizontal Cracks:Foundation cracks that run sideways are the most serious type of cracks. They are sometimes seen in poured concrete foundations but more commonly in concrete block and brick foundations. Horizontal cracks are caused by a bowing foundation.

Cracks in My Foundation by Marian Keyes,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K). Marian Keyes - Cracks in My Foundation. I have seen the future and it 's sedated. A version of this was first published in Abroad, March /5(32). Foundations are rigid and tend to crack over time.

Minor cracks, though unsightly, are not normally cause for alarm. Major cracks, on the other hand, indicate substantial movement and can undermine the home’s structural integrity.

Therefore, you can’t just ignore cracks in a foundation or concrete slab. CRACKS IN MY FOUNDATION. Bags, Trips, Make-Up Tips, Charity, Glory, and the Darker Side of the Story. by Marian Keyes.

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Marian Keyes - Cracks in My Foundation. LOGIN / REGISTER for bookmarks and favorites4/5(32). Foundations crack for many reasons including unstable soils, poor drainage and settling.

Cracks may indicate serious structural problems and others may be insignificant. In the United States approximately 60% of homes are built on soils with some clay content; of these more than half of the homes will experience damage.

All of these indicate foundation movementand that's not good. As for termites, those pests can slip through a crack that's 1/64 inch wide.

If you live in an area where termites are common, have. If you have noticed diagonal cracks running about 30 to 75 degrees from vertical, it is important to get your foundation looked at. With a differential settlement, the foundation moves in two different directions, causing both vertical and horizontal tension.

This creates diagonal foundation cracks. Diagonal cracks are sometimes hairline cracks. Diagnosing Cracks in Your Foundation.

Cracks in your foundation come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. It is not unusual for foundation cracks to form within the first year of new construction, often near windows, corners of the walls or floors or in the longer sections of your foundation.

Most are due to foundation settling and are usually not a cause for concern. Horizontal Foundation Cracks are Bad. It is not uncommon to find cracks in the foundation, especially poured concrete foundations.

This goes for new houses as well as old ones. While there is a great deal of engineering that goes into “reading” these cracks, there is one rule that you should never forget. “Horizontal cracks are a problem”.

Most cracks in slabs are small expansion cracks that should not pose a problem. If the crack will show, it can be filled with a concrete repair caulk. However, if the crack is 1/4” wide or wider, and one side is higher than the other, you may have a settling problem that should be examined by a structural engineer.

Cracks that present wider at the top usually mean the foundation is dropping or the center of the foundation is heaving. For cracks that are wider at the bottom, the foundation is likely heaving and the center is dropping. Either way calls for a .Cracks in My Foundation Bags, Trips, Make-up Tips, Charity, Glory, and the Darker Side of the Story (Book): Keyes, Marian: Go further under the covers and stay in bed a little longer with Marian Keyes in this winning follow-up to her smash essay collection, Under the Duvet.

Written in the witty, forthright style that has earned her legions of devoted readers, Cracks in My Foundation. Understanding Foundation Cracks. There are several reasons why your home’s foundation may crack. Common reasons include settling, poor drainage, and unstable soils.

The size and type of cracks often indicate the severity of your home’s structural problems. In the U.S., about 60 percent of houses are constructed on clay soil.