Just received a nasty email from a seller of a home I recently inspected, complaining about my wording (foundation failure) of the foundation notes. This is what I noted in inspection report:
Significant bowing/cracking/leaning was visible on the South and West Concrete Masonry Unit (CMU) interior block foundation walls which appeared to be consistent with bowing caused by lateral pressure from soil or soil and water. This condition represents foundation failure and should be evaluated by a qualified foundation contractor.
As you can see in the attached photos, the block support pilaster was even bowed in. Was my narrative correct?