We recently purchased a new construction home and discovered the builders had covered up some what look to be pretty bad “cold joints”. They were blended into the wall with patch cement and Im guessing this is why our inspector did not notice them… but now they are starting to crack through. Our new neighbor gave us pictures of the progress of construction which include the attached pics of the foundation.
I am planning on getting a structural engineer to examine them asap. I can not find very much information about these type of defects on the internet and was wondering how “bad” these look compared to what normally occurs with cold joints? Also if anyone could point me in the direction of how to find a good structural engineer in the Boston area that would be wonderful.