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flashman

07:41AM | 03/29/03
Member Since: 03/28/03
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I'm condsidering buying a home but there is a problem with the basement wall which are made of cinder block. On one wall there is a mostly vertical crack running through the cinderblocks which extends from the ceiling to about halfway down the wall. THe crack is about a quarter inch wide and looks deep but it does not extend to the outside. On the outside wall there is a crack as well. On another wall in the basement there are step cracks.

Should I be worried?

Piffin

08:21AM | 03/29/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1284 lifetime posts
Worry doesn't accomplish anything.

Instead you should hire a home inspector to look at the whole house so you can tell what has caused this and other portential problems with the house and what the potential cost of repairs might be so you canuse it as anegotianting tool in discussing price with the sellers ar whether to require that repairs be made prior to buying or to walk away from the deal.

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