Floor appears to be freshly painted. There is what appears to be some patch work done under knew paint. At the time of the inspection it could not be determined why there was concrete patch work done as it is not visible. Unable to determine any thing further as any possible defects may be covered by painted floor.
“Evidence of recent patch/paint at the basement masonry retaining foundation wall and or slab flooring surfaces. Refer to Owners regarding their knowledge of any and all past, present and or repaired water intrusion and or damage at any portion of the subject structure.”
That statement can be added to the formal request for repairs/compensation presented to the seller by your clients agent. Making the seller/owner respond to the request in writing will normally jog their memories and or tie them directly to that problem area should something negative arise in the future.
Good suggested wording above. I also recommend to clients to speak with their intended insurance agent who will cover the home. Ask the agent to pull a CLUE & A+ report on the home and see if past claims were filed or reported. People who try to hide things like that are generally not aware of the CLUE and A+ reporting system and may have tried to file a claim for repairs or damage to goods in the basement if problems arose.