Normal Concrete Cracking

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This is an example of a normal crack in a basement wall I inspected in Parker Colorado. Virtually all concrete surfaces will eventually incur some cracking. Walls and slabs should contain reinforcement bars or wire to prevent the concrete from separating, but it will not keep the cured material from cracking to some degree. If a surface has numerous cracks in a small area or chips and flakes, it is a sign that the cement/sand mixture may not have been correct, or that it may have been poured when the temperature was too low for properly installing concrete

The garage floor pictured below contains normal hairline cracks that one would expect to see, and these are not a concern when inspecting a home in Colorado. .OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA