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General Forum / Re: Question about cracks on t...
Last post by rothbard - June 14, 2024, 02:11:38 PM
Wow that is one hell of a footer.

My footer is about 8 months old and my foundation is about 3-6montsh old depending on what section you look at.  I have a couple hairline top-bottom vertical cracks on the outside of the blocks.  Pretty sure it's settling or thermal expansion/cycling.  

Don't know what this situation is for you but I can tell you I am not concerned in the slightest about those cracks in my blocks.  If they were horizontally sheared or start to become more than 1/4" wide I might start sweating.  Houses are gonna settle a little.   But I can also tell you I am the least knowledgeable person on this entire forum, hope you get some better input.
Referral Links / Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
Last post by Medeek - June 12, 2024, 07:43:47 PM
Tutorial 49 - Component Libraries (13:05 min.)

Referral Links / Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
Last post by Medeek - June 12, 2024, 05:54:36 PM
Version 3.6.5 - 06.12.2024
Added the following Simpson Strong-Tie heavy girder hangers to the beam hanger library: HGUS5.62/10, HGUS5.62/12, HGUS5.62/14, HGUS6.88/10, HGUS6.88/12, HGUS6.88/14, HGUS7.37/10, HGUS7.37/12, HGUS7.37/14, HGUS26, HGUS26-2, HGUS26-3, HGUS26-4, HGUS28, HGUS28-2, HGUS28-3, HGUS28-4, HGUS210, HGUS210-2, HGUS210-3, HGUS210-4, HGUS212-3, HGUS212-4, HGUS214-3, HGUS214-4, HGUS5.25/10, HGUS46, HGUS48, HGUS410, HGUS412.
General Forum / Re: Leaky Dam Overflow Assembl...
Last post by JJYJR - June 12, 2024, 02:54:12 PM
Did you complete the repair of this leaky dam?  I have a similar situation, and I am wondering what you did.  Did you consider a horizontal drain pipe at the pond/lake/pool level through the dam - something contractors are suggesting to me?  Thanks.  
General Forum / Question about cracks on the c...
Last post by nicholasklein - June 11, 2024, 11:30:17 PM
I'm building a concrete block wall house. The footer is 3 foot wide, 13 inches deep and filled with 4200 psi steel fiber mix along with two runs of rebar around the perimeter of the house footer. The footer concrete is also poured on very hard ground. The concrete block was stacked last year.merge fruit However, today, there are some small cracks in the walls around the window. The cracks are the widest at the top and travel almost all the way down to the footer.  There is not a roof on yet either.

Is this normal settling of things or what ?
Thanks in advance!
Owner-Builder Projects / Re: Kodiak Alaska - Our journe...
Last post by scubasurvival - June 11, 2024, 02:16:43 AM
Kodiak Island, known for its rugged beauty, abundant wildlife, and untamed wilderness, offers a unique backdrop for such an undertaking.
Referral Links / Re: Truss Calculators
Last post by Medeek - June 09, 2024, 02:59:30 AM
Version 3.5.3 - 06.09.2024
- Enabled a feature to selectively remove specific trusses from floor truss assemblies.
- Enabled a feature to selectively remove specific joists from I-joist and lumber floor assemblies.

Referral Links / Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
Last post by Medeek - June 08, 2024, 08:19:52 PM
Version 3.6.4 - 06.08.2024
- Added the following additional Wide Flange (W) beams to the beam module: W10X49, W10X54, W10X60, W10X68, W10X77, W10X88, W10X100, W10X112, W12X45, W12X50, W12X53, W12X58, W12X65, W12X72, W12X79, W12X87, W12X96, W12X106, W12X120, W12X136, W12X152, W12X170, W12X190, W30X90, W30X99, W30X108.
- Added the following Simpson Strong-Tie heavy girder hangers to the beam hanger library: HGUS2.75/10, HGUS2.75/12, HGUS2.75/14, HGUS3.25/10, HGUS3.25/12, HGUS412, HGUS5.25/10, HGUS5.25/12, HGUS5.5/8, HGUS5.5/10, HGUS5.5/12, HGUS5.5/14, HGUS7.25/8, HGUS7.25/10, HGUS7.25/12, HGUS7.25/14.
- Allowed the use of a period "." in custom beam hanger library names.

Owner-Builder Projects / Re: Okanogan 14x24 by a lurker...
Last post by OlJarhead - June 08, 2024, 09:49:32 AM
Your next install of "The Old Jarhead's Cabin"
Referral Links / Re: Foundation Plugin for Sket...
Last post by Medeek - June 06, 2024, 03:18:09 PM
Version 1.9.9 - 06.06.2024
- Added additional rebar sizes for slab reinforcement for slab and SOG foundations: #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #14, #18.