I moved to a new house and about a month after the closing date, I found
that there was a crack on the floor. It was a 1/16" wide crack and it went
all the way from one side of my house to the other, length wise it's like
20+ feet. Is that a structural damage? or does this happen to everyone due
to concrete shrinkage? Do I have to worry?
Normal. Do a search on this newsgroup for concrete cracks. Concrete
shrinks and cracks unless there are expansion joints (which usually are
not done on residential -- they would leak water anyway). Check your
walls there are probably (or will be) more. Don't worry, get some
sleep, and enjoy your new house.
BTW, I freaked out when I saw this on my new house too. Bottom line is,
ALL concrete cracks.
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