What a day, this is a pier in the basement. The crack is horizontal approximately 2 feet below grade (frost line). The length is about 26 feet and the crack crosses all 3 CMU piers. The gap in places exceeds 1/4" the attached pics shows the center CMU pier. There is a definate bow. The seller’s condition report discloses nothing. The seller’s have been in the property for 10 years and have never painted the walls. (I suggested they probably should have). My client is a buyer that managed to get a home inspection prior to an offer to purchase was submitted. (Just what we like).
Defect? Maintenance Item? Refer to a licensed structural engineer or qualified foundation contractor?