The following email was sent to me as an attachment to an email hiring me as a phase inspector for this gentlemans new home.
Hi xxxxx and yyyyy,
I was disappointed to find a large, deep crack in my basement floor when I stopped by to see the house over the weekend. It runs more than halfway across the basement floor, and appears to be full thickness. I am concerned because not only is it unacceptable from an asthetic point of view, but also because it may represent a structural problem. Given that this floor is just a few days old, my hope is that it can be fixed quickley. Please let John know about it. I’ll try and phone you in the afternoon on mondat for an update. I can be reached at 210-867-9172. I have included a picture of the crack, considering I’m 10 ft above it looking down you get a sense of how significant it is.
This basement slab was poured 5 days ago and I would like your opinion.
I am for making contractor repair and if all else fails go to court, but I thought I’d get some non-biased opinions first. Contractor is saying that it is normal for this to happen. My Phase 1 inspection isn’t till Wed. pm.