Hello all. I hope all are well. I did an inspection today in SC, just outside of Charlotte, NC. The home was built in early 2020 and the over all quality of workmanship/ construction and the sub work was pretty good, even for new construction (which is subjective). Only superficial items were observed. The home is a slab on grade and deep, with long sidewalls.
What I found on the foundation walls, is two places where the “parging” was a different color, in two small sections, from grade to the bottom of the siding, and from front to back of the house, only on one side of the house. At each of the two places the wall steps inward consecutively, towards the back of the house. I call it stepping, however it is not the usual stepping done due to design. the "stepping is more of a slope inward that only traverses about 4-5 inches and slopes about an inch over the 4-5 inches. The sloping/ stepping is in the direction my hand points. If I have not made that as clear as mud… Has anyone seen this? I am inclined to think that they are seems covered over, from different pours maybe, but why the displacements that are equidistant to each other? There aren’t any elevation changes to the 1st floor inside.