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Foundation Cracks

Courtesy of Rob Wetterstroem with America Verified Home Inspection:

Horizontal Crack in Block Foundation Wall

"When most homebuyers have a home inspection done, their biggest priority is to ensure there are no catastrophic defects with the house they are buying. By catastrophic hey usually mean no issues that are going to be terribly expensive to fix, make the house unsafe to live in, or prevent them from selling it at some point in the future. Probably from an expense and resell standpoint, foundation issues would be at the top of that list.

While you probably aren't looking to become an expert on foundation and concrete issues, a few basic pointers regarding this may help you to better educate your buyers and sellers to what they are looking at, and maybe help to allay any unnecessary fears that can arise during the buying/selling process. Knowledge is power, and the more you know, the more valuable you are to your clients."

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