Re: New house and cracks already!
ZOMBIE THREAD ALERT -- This thread was from last September, 2013.
They have. But apparently the OP's builder doesn't know that. (Hairline cracks in concrete are normal and should be expected. Gaps and vertical/lateral movement are not.)
I'm surprised modern architecture hasn't designed a better way to build a basement by now.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.