We recently purchased a home with a horizontal crack in the interior foundation basement wall, the crack is on the wall that is next to our garage and is a little over a foot from the ceiling down. I have read that the crack could
Be caused by the weight of the cars, the weather (we have very cold winters and very hot summers) or foundation settlement. There is no bowing or caving on the wall, it is very straight. It is about 8 ft long. Its right at 1/8inch at its widest in the middle and tapers off to hairline cracks on each end. I was under the impression any crack 1/8in is usually nothing to worry about. The home is over 40 years old and does have a slight slope in the kitchen (about 1/4 inch) and a sag in the kitchen but other than that there are no cracks in tile (not 1 crack in any tile of the house on any floor. Not even hairline), no cracks in drywall, doors and windows operate correctly. I am trying not to worry about it but I am so anxious not knowing. The inspector when we bought it brought it to our attention but said it was not a concern at all to him and didn’t even mention it in the report so I thought nothing of it until I went down there the other day and it threw me off.
. Please give me your professional opinions on if I am worrying about nothing. Thank you!