Settlement Cracks In Multifamily Structures

Settlement cracks in structures here in Florida are very common. In fact, most buildings have some degree of settlement cracks. This videos shows cracks that are not your normal settlement cracks. Cracks larger than 1/8" and that have vertical displacement are more serious and something to have a structural engineer take a look at. The grade at this property lacks the proper slope away from the foundation. Gutters were recently installed to improve rain water management, however there is still issues with the grading that need to be addressed.

The foundation contractors are installing Helical Piers to help support the foundation. The ground water is making this job very challenging for them. There's a good chance there's some plumbing leaks that is contributing to the water in the trench that was dug to stabilize the foundation.
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