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The concrete parging spread over the actual foundation was hiding an even bigger crack.We hired a structural engineer to give us a plan and they dug into our basement foundation and installed 7 piers under the poured foundation.Most foundation contractors will guarantee their work for an allotted time (with documentation), and that guarantee usually will transfer to new owners.On another note, ifmake sure you take pictures and get documentation before you button up the wall.
It's often amazing how many people blindly purchase older homes without considering their "quirks." The good news is: none of these things are deal breakers, and most are commonly found in old homes. So, please use this list as a starting point to become an educated buyer of an old home.The foundation walls are the most telling sign of what is going on in the old home foundation.Potential Costs: Ask the seller for any documentation they have for foundation repairs that have been done.Our home: Our home had vertical cracks and horizontal.
The largest vertical crack is seen in the before picture above.If you just see a crack but the wall isn't caving in you might have caught the issue before it becomes a bigger problem.