How do I fix what foundation repair broke?
December 29, 2009 9:14 AM Subscribe
Foundation work has caused a number of problems, how do I triage? Issues include cracked/buckled drywall in walls and ceilings, misaligned doorframes, gaps in shower stall tile, and cracked/separated bathroom floor tiles.
posted by restless_nomad to home & garden (12 answers total)
I'm looking for a) what must I fix now to prevent further issues, b) what can I fix myself/cheaply, and c) what will I need to call a professional on before listing the condo for sale. (I'm not planning to sell any time soon, but I will eventually.)
I'm planning to recaulk the shower stall this week. The drywall cracks seem to be cosmetic, although I'm a little worried about full-depth cracks on exterior walls. The thing that I don't really know how to cope with is the damage to the bathroom floor. The large ceramic tiles have hairline cracks in a couple of places, and most of them have pulled slightly away from the grout. I'm on a concrete slab, and this is a condo building, if that matters. Will those cracks cause erosion or mold when moisture gets into them?