Are small cracks in cement considered 'normal'
We bought a, just finished, new home a year and a half ago in Massachusetts. The builder says that hairline cracks in the foundation and the garage floor are normal and not covered under warranty.
Mass code calls for a one year warranty period and I pointed the garages issues out prior to that expiration date. We did not see the cellar cracks until this winter, I am not sure if they were there until just after the warranty period lapsed.
In the (mostly below grade) cellar there are small cracks from the bottom corners of several of the windows that reach to the floor.
In the 3 car garage there is a somewhat wider crack that goes across (pretty much centered in the middle of the floor) all three bays. The crack zig-zags a little bit and in some places it looks like pieces might pop out eventually
Also there are small cracks in the garage foundation walls in several places. They are visible inside and some are visible outside. Those walls are the typical foot or so high.
Obviously there is some settling but how much is considered normal and acceptable??
Thanks in advance for your thoughts!!