If you have a stone or brick foundation, you're maintaining a piece of history through your house investment. Foundations of this type generally have the original stone or brick facing on the outside of the foundation, but they often have a plaster coating on the inside as a method of waterproofing. In many cases, these foundations would begin to shift and crack 30-50 years after being built, at which point a second foundation layer may have been constructed.
Because these older stone and brick foundations were many times not well-maintained, the following problems are common:
An older foundation, especially a stone one, should be checked annually to catch potential issues before they become a serious problem. Using a piece of chalk, draw a line across a crack and record the width of the crack with a date. This will help you see if the cracks are shifting unevenly or widening.
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