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Old 04-30-2012, 08:06 PM   #1
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Just wanted to get some opinions on a possible home purchase. This 1500 sq ft ranch home built in 76' i'm looking at has the steel support beams, up to the floor joist, on the entire north basement wall. For the most part, the wall looks ok. There are some small cracks both vertical and horizontal. Is this something that can be contained over the coming years or could there be additional problems down the road. The south side of the basement wall has been painted recently too it looks like. Any advice on this is appreciated, thanks.

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And the pictures are where? Sure would help if we could see what your seeing.
So far does not sound good.
A beam in the center of the house is one thing, on an out side wall can be very bad, may be the foundation was starting to bow in.

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Yea.......sorry no pic's. Went to an open house. Maybe next time i'll bring a camera. There along the entire north wall. Would you consider buying a home like this? Thanks.
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No idea until I see it.
Not sure what your looking at, then hire your own home inspector or an engineer before buying. Never ever use one a realitor suggest.
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Thanks for the advice.
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