I recently purchased a new home from a local builder and noticed a large cold pour joint that runs from the bottom of the side foundation wall up to the top of the front wall near the garage entrance.
The builder is claiming that this is not a concern and it is simply a line. I live in an area of cold climate in Canada and am concerned about long terms issues with moisture / frost. In your opinion is the cold pour joint in the pictures acceptable or should I push back with the builder and bring an inspector or structural engineer?
I’ll request that they seal / repair the area to prevent leaking. I was concerned that my particular case was more severe than normal as some of the other cases I’ve seen while researching online are not as bad / noticeable and still leak.