In this photo you may notice the cracked grout line on the block wall and is a repairable structural defect. More photos in this album will show in addition to wall cracks, bowing and twisting walls as well.
The crack is running the length of the wall. As the crack increases it demonstrates the bowing of this wall.
Here, the clay block is being pushed inward from the outside soil surrounding the foundation. Mother Nature is a powerful force - notice the bottom of the windows and how they are being pushed inward by the forces on the exterior of the basement walls. There is significant displacement on this structurally-defective wall.
The stair step cracks in grout of this brick wall shows a twist in the foundation. In addition, the foundation is leaking water. This water is coming in at the floor joint where the wall, footing, and floor all come together.
In this album we will show several photos of clay block that has cracked, bowed, and released the water held in the honey-comb of the block itself.
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