The home is a 10 year old colonial with a poured concrete foundation.
The wall had a V crack that was larger at the top then the bottom. Crack was wider than 1/4 inch and there appeared to be some movement between the walls. The wall with the crack was near the garage slab. The other wall couldnt be evlauated as it was finished.
I told my client that it is best to have a structural engineer evalute the crack and repair as needed. I also told him that if he didnt have the crack analyzed that when it came time for hime to sell that this may be an issue and he may have a hard time selling the home.
I understand most cracks but rarely see the V crack. I would of liked to see the finished wall but as you know we can not damage things.
Thanks for any info on the crack and possable cause and the solution for repair.
The realtor was stating that “all these homes built by this builder have these cracks”.
I told her this is not a typical shrinkage crack and I would advise my client to have a structural evaluation.