I run into this every now and then and I wanted to see how you guys report this.
This is a poured foundation on a ranch home built around 1960. From the exterior the foundation wall appears to curve or bow inwards near the middle of the home at the front wall. There is about a 1 1/2" gap between the wall sheathing and the foundation near the middle of the home, however that gap reduces in size as it approaches the corners of the home where the wall sheathing is tight up against the foundation. At first glance it could appear that the foundation has been pushed inwards an inch and a half, however it could have also been built this way. No notable cracks were found, at least where it was visible, and of course the basement is completely finished so nothing was visible inside. Its a foreclosure so no past history is available.
Any advice on determining if it was built with a curve or if it has moved? I know on newer homes the floor structure is usually tied to the foundation, but on homes in this age range around here that isn’t always the case.