I am purchasing a new-built house. I noticed that there is a long straight crack from top to bottom, from outside to inside of foundation. It scares me since I can see the crack inside basement (long straight crack). I do not know if the footing is OK.
The construction manager told me that he would take care the crack by having concrete guys to clue the crack up. And he said that there was nothing wrong with the footing! I did as him to dig the soil out to prove it and he denied since it was unnecessary (?).
Could you give some advices how to deal with this situation? Should I trust the construction's statement? How could I verify the footing condition?
I am appreciated for your advice.