I just paid out the ass to have half my house jacked up 4".

I just paid out the ass to have half my house jacked up 4". This is the biggest drywall crack, can I fix it myself or do I need to pay someone else?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Cut out that entire section and resheetrock it. I’d tell you how to just patch that section but it’s too much to type and redoing the entire thing is just as easy.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >redoing the entire thing is just as easy.
      Slapping some mud on that wall would be way easier. OP doesn't live in a million dollar home so moron rigging it is good enough.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this
      It's such a huge ass section it'd be easier and faster to just tear the damn thing off

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    White duct tape

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >can I fix it myself
    Yes. We believe in you.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    peal the paint back use the green bucket of mud and just retape it

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    American houses are such shitcastles

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      As opposed to what, brick? You know most house lifters/movers will charge extra for brick chimneys because they're so dangerous to move, right?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I think he's referring to the poor foundations.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        not him, but reinforced concrete
        shit just doesn't care
        exploded russian depot? reinforced concrete beams and columns are still standing
        foundation shifts 45 degrees? reinforced concrete still going strong

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          should have used jet fuel

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        today is the day i learned that lifting up your house is a thing. looks like something straight out of The Sims.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      looking at houses in France right now at the lowest price and a lot of them are just lost causes. At least with American houses we can fix them when they go to shit.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Re-do the whole wall with bondo

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not hard to fix. Will it look good? that's another question.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can it be done yourself? Sure, just think of it like a giant California patch; probably be easiest to just redo the area entirely.
    I'm kind of surprised that you paid out the ass but didn't have them include fixing the cracks that always result from lifts in their scope.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you fill with P 90 hot mud it will set up like concrete. Just be sure to finish below surface, it dies not sand!

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This stuff.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Came to post this. But only for pre-filling the cracks before you tape it with all-purpose or quick set mud, because you're not going to be able to sand this shit.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why do you have this gap now? Was it not level and square before or vice versa? Those crack filler foam rods might work as a back support

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why did you have it lifted? Was it to avoid flooding, to give more access to cockroaches and rats, or do you just like being a little higher than your neighbours? Why not buy a house that is built soundly to begin with?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Usually the reason for lifting is to get water to flow away from the building rather than towards it. Generally you want at least 6" between your frame and the ground, 4" if you're dealing with masonry siding. This helps minimize rot and pest infiltration. What happens a lot of times is you'll see older houses where over the years the ground has been built up around the buildings to the point that the grade is almost flush with the siding. I've also seen new homes built without that gap because the builders think the buyers don't like the look of concrete -- it's on the inspectors to tell them otherwise.
      My house has a couple inches in most spots between the foundation and grade, but the lot grading has a relatively flat pitch and the floodplain is only about 500 feet away from me. I'm currently thinking I'd like to get mine lifted about 16" (two courses of 8" CMU) or so which would get me another 10" of pitch away from the building and that much extra height above the floodplain. When I last got a price quote for this to start putting together a budget for it, it was about $40,000. Re-building the house would cost easily four or five times that.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I just paid someone to f up my house

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    .
    This guy explains use of Durabond on new construction, liable to settle, crack, quite well.

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