Foundation problem during inspection - input needed. PICTURES!!!
The home we have a contract to purchase on was inspected last week and it was found to have a foundation failure per inpsector.
We haven't heard what, if any, of the items the owners will repair on our list, but they all came on the inspectors report, and we aren't asking them to fix the minor things (like clean out gutters) I'm trying to find some type of information on exactly how this should be fixed and what the cost may be. If they get it fixed, I want to make sure it's done right, so I need to know something.
Here's the notes and pictures of the report.
There is a large crack on the right side of the foundation, the stepped crack is at least 1/4 inch wide and the brick is
displaced at least 1/4 of an inch, recommend review by a structural engineer to determine cause and if any repairs are
suggested besides sealing.
Comments: Inspected, Repair or Replace
On the right side of the home, the wood beam is not in contact with the column/pier, this may cause or have caused
some settlement in this area since it is next ot he large crack in the foundation, have repaired by contractor
Thanks for any help!