Here are two photos an agent sent me to see if I can help the homeowner. Appraiser called it out as a problem. This 638 SF house built in 1955 on old prairie soil. In south central Missouri there are pockets of this prairie soil. This soil type is wet all year long with a moderate 10% shrink-swell. The third photo shows a Google map with Missouri’s historical prairies overlaid in blue. The house is located at the red marker in the center. The house was listed at $70,000, but unfortunately any adequate repair would exceed the price of the house. There is no good news on this one, just an example why you don’t build basements in this soil. Also 99% of the crawlspaces in the soil type have standing water. A raised slab is about the only foundation that works on this soil. The tie-back plates on the wall are really old and worthless in this situation.