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Old 05-22-2007, 03:22 PM   #1
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House corner cracks

Gentlemen, this is my first post on this site so I apologize if I am posting in the wrong forum; but I hope not.

I am trying to buy a house and walked around it today to see the concrete slab cracked on full visible height at both front and rear left corners of the house, about 12 inches from the corners. Bricks on top of the cracks are aligned, but are cracked, extending about 6 feet in height from the concrete slab. Seller's Disclosure Notice lists the condition as "settling" and the seller's agent advises that the condition is normal and occurred when the planks were removed from the slab at the time of construction, allowing the concrete slab and the bricks above to crack.

I do like the house, but is a large investment for me and I would certainly not buy it if I would know that it has a foundation problem. Could it be a serious foundation problem, or something I could live with? Thank you for your advises. Home was built in 1995.

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Old 05-22-2007, 03:24 PM   #2
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I don't think you'll get a definite answer from the internet for this question.

If you want to know if this particular house has a problem, you need to hire an inspector, or foundation company to come look at it.


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Old 05-30-2007, 05:15 PM   #3
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I agree with the PP. I will tell you that the house we just bought had some cracks in it but our inspector said that it was normal, to just caulk them up after we close. Find a good inspector and make sure to point it out when you are walking thru with him.
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