Hi All. I’m looking for just a couple quick thoughts about cracks in the house I am in right now. I’ve spoken to a handyman who pointed out the cracks in several areas with cracked bricks. I talked to a masonry expert who had some big concerns over them, following that our landlord sent out a foundation specialist to look at this and said it was hardly an issue. Right now I’m unsure whats going on because of two very different opinions.
The Semi was built in 85 or so, this is in Ontario. It looks like one of the previous owners (2009 or older from the looks of it on google maps street view) tried doing some repairs but at same time looks like none held together. The first guy I spoke to had no idea what he was trying to do in regards to the concrete at the base of the bricks to the foundation. Whats worrisome to me is that every single window exhibits a staircase cracking and cracks from the ones near the basement. The other side of the house has some cracks but nothing major.
I know pictures only cover the tip of the iceburg, if any, I guess I’m just looking for gut feelings about these problems in terms of severity as I’m considering purchasing the house.
Images here, can be zoomed in to see closer as they are high res