I am purchasing a home that had a crack in the brick veneer. I told the sellers that it had to be fixed before I purchased the home. It was fixed by a local company that I don’t know anything about.
The crack was a fairly good size crack near the ground in the rear of the house. I would say that it was a 2-3 foot high vertical crack, 1/8" to 1/4" in thickness.
The foundation company said that it put in three steel piers down to bedrock, patched the veneer and warrants their work for the life of the house. The company has been in business for several decades here in Nashville.
My inspector said that there were also no weep holes in the brick veneer and pointed out that the mortar around the corner from the crack had been patched over a garage side entrance.
It all boils down to this… I hear good and bad about foundation problems and repair. Some people (not experts) say to stay away from any house with foundation problems. Others say that it is VERY common to have foundation issues with the clay soil in middle Tennessee.
The house is a few hundred yards from a river, which also gives me pause about the foundation situation. The house in a major subdivision, with houses on each side of it.
Don’t know if I am freaking out and over analyzing the situation or if I have valid concerns. Should I bring in a foundation expert of my own?