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7 Time Bombs in Your House—and What to Do Next

Bob Vila Logo By Sarah Littleton of Bob Vila | Slide 2 of 8: A small crack in the brick veneer on the exterior of their home is no big deal, right? Not always. What looks like it can be solved with a cosmetic fix can sometimes indicate a deeper problem with moving foundation. Hire a structural engineer immediately to evaluate your home's foundation. If caught early, a repair might only cost a few thousand, but if it's too late you're looking at one of the most expensive home repair jobs possible with a whopping $50,000 price tag.Related: Home Foundation Inspection

The Foundation

A small crack in the brick veneer on the exterior of their home is no big deal, right? Not always. What looks like it can be solved with a cosmetic fix can sometimes indicate a deeper problem with moving foundation. Hire a structural engineer immediately to evaluate your home's foundation. If caught early, a repair might only cost a few thousand, but if it's too late you're looking at one of the most expensive home repair jobs possible with a whopping $50,000 price tag.

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