I’m looking at purchasing a home, and I looked at it today and found a crack in the basement running along the front wall of the home (see sketch and picture below).
The home is two story, 3 side brick built in 2006. When I pounded on the floor with my fist, the lower portion next to the wall sounded very solid (as expected). However, the interior/raised portion of the floor next to the crack sounded slightly more ‘hollow’ for lack of a better descriptive word.
The crack is about 1/8" or 3/16" vertical displacement as my best guess at the worst spot. I can’t tell how far the crack extends (note the carpeted areas in the sketch), but it did appear to get ‘better’ as it was heading toward the carpeted areas so it looked like the worst part was exposed, as shown in the picture.
Is this a big problem that I should stay away from?