Re: Contractor repairing foundation caused lots of cracks - normal?
It really depends on the particular house and the work being done as to how much collateral damage there will be. I personally would have informed the homeowner of the possibility of further damage and to expect that additional repairs may be necessary, which would be addressed with a change order once the severity of additional work could be adequately addressed.
Having said that, regardless of the extent of work being done, an inexperienced or sloppy tradesman will make a mess where a more educated professional wouldn't.
The questions are, What were you told before the work started and what kind of tradesman did you hire?
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