I could use some help on this please. I am currently training to be a home inspector and noticed this crack in the basement integral garage wall of a house I went thru today as part of my training. The wall was dry with no evidence of moisture present. The crack was approx 8’ long. First, just based on sight, what would you say the cause is? Also do you think it is a serious problem? Third, on the report would you suggest a structural engineer look at it or a lid contractor?
I realize it’s not the inspectors job to suggest how to fix a defect, but I was just curious. It looks like it was remortered at some point and the outside where this crack is was filled and painted over.
Sorry about the picture. I can’t attach images yet.
Thanks for the help…this board and site has been a big help to me in my studies.