Hi everyone. New to the forum and a laymen. I live in a split level home in Michigan. The lower level has about 3 feet bellow grade. The house was built in 1998 and I have lived in it for about 4 years.
What started as some wet carpet on the finished lower level lead to the discovery of a crack in the foundation wall from floor to top of the foundation. Crack is hairline at its narrowest and about 1/16" at its widest (top of the foundation).
My plan was the have this excavated from the exterior and repaired.
The issue is the more I investigate the more I find. Upon pulling the carpet back a little, there is a crack in the floor at relatively the same place. I can’t tell how far across the floor it extends as I haven’t pulled the carpet back but a few inches. The crack in the floor however has been repaired with a black sealant.
I’m not sure how concerned I should be about foundation issues or if I should just proceed with having the wall crack repaired as planned.
Any insight is much appreciated. I’ll do my best to answer any questions you have.