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  1. This is not prank, I am woman and first buy home , I do not know about home, so just lean from all of you. Thank you for your replies, I will think everybody's advice.
  2. You mean you can do structural inspection this home? I have a translator, do not worry.
  3. Please recommend structural engineer around Middletown , NY, I couldn't find. Thanks.
  4. I will hire a structural engineer, but I want to know all structural engineer have experience in horizontal crack ? Who can recommend structural engineer around Middletown , NY? Thank you.
  5. Thank you everyone. Please let me know if you have some things to say on the crack.
  6. For crack issue in basement ,I want know this house will fall at earthquake or become tilt by itself several years later? I still worry, I am first buy house, but I real like this house. Thank you.
  7. Thank you so much Jim Katen. Last question if fix it how much about ? Thank you again.
  8. Everybody who can answer my 7 questions? I spent $500 inspection this house, but he does not know what kind crack, his just reported monitor horizontal crack in foundation annually. Please help me to find what kind problem ? Thanks.
  9. I did inspection, inspector said as long as there is no lateral movement it should not be a problem. He recommend monitor horizontal crack in foundation annually. But he is not structural engineer, I am still worry.
  10. I add other pictures, may you can see crack clear. Thanks. Click to Enlarge 30.37 KB Click to Enlarge 34.33 KB Click to Enlarge 32.83 KB Click to Enlarge 25.98 KB Click to Enlarge 33.34 KB Click to Enlarge 32.38 KB Click to Enlarge 31.83 KB
  11. Thank you for all replies. I still have questions below. In second picture, you can see a crack, it goes about 20 feet along light dark color in top picture, and the crack always under the light dark color. 1)this is Cold joint??? not horizontal crack? 2) cold joint always is with a crack line? and it is so long? 3) cold joint always has crack on both side (inside and outside) of foundation wall? 4) crack of cold joint is getting worse when house gets old, cold joint is not stable? 5)White power was caused by leaking from crack of cold joint? 6) do I need to fix this crack if I buy this house? 7)Do I need to hire a Structural engineer to look the crack and get a stamped report, so I can show next buyer in future when I need to sell . Sorry, too many questions, it is first time to buy house. Thank you everybody. Click to Enlarge 43.46 KB Click to Enlarge 33.91 KB Click to Enlarge 40.73 KB
  12. I did inspection, inspector said as long as there is no lateral movement it should not be a problem. He recommend monitor horizontal crack in foundation annually. But he is not structural engineer, I am still worry. Every body think that I need to hire structural engineer? Please tell me Thanks.
  13. I will buy 7 years old house, but I found 3 walls have horizontal crack in basement, please see attached pictures. The crack is 1/16 of an inch wide. From there the crack does go about 12 feet in total long and also on outside of concrete wall, on same position there is same thin horizontal crack. In basement I found some mold spot, it is in corner close to heat water tank. Could you like to tell me that is big issue or not ? If need to fix how much about? Thanks. Click to Enlarge 33.25 KB Click to Enlarge 33.91 KB Click to Enlarge 66.51 KB Click to Enlarge 33.74 KB Click to Enlarge 24.6 KB Click to Enlarge 37.7 KB
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