I have a home that I looked at a few days ago and in the crawlspace where it meets the basement there is no footer (see pics). I know the pics are not the greatest, but they get the point across. My concern is not that there is no poured footer (don’t get me wrong I would much rather see a footer poured here), but that there is hardly any support. There was about 2-3 inches on the back side of the block which was supported by gravel and dirt (mostly dirt) but only 2-3 inches to the outside of the wall. I could literally brush the dirt away and feel the outside of the foundation wall. My question is why wouldn’t anyone call this out? I have never seen anything like this as being “normal” (the word “normal” is coming from another local inspector who says this is just fine and supposedly the other 2-3 others that were called and did not even see it) What are your opinions? You don’t want to hear mine:roll:. If anyone else thinks this is “normal” please tell me and why.
The realtor wanted me to say this was fine, I just told them that they need to have someone else put it in writing as it eing ok, but I would not. I did, of course, recommend it to be further evaluated on the report.