Foundation wall cracks
I don't know who to believe, because both companies have interest at stake. Do you know of foundation inspectors that may give an unbiass opinion or of any organization that may act as an arbitrator to force the builder to extend the guarranty on the foundation?
Because it is NOT "normal" for a house to settle. It indicates that he did not do proper soils work before pouring concrete.
However, small shrinkage cracks are common and may be no structural problem. A minor shrinkage crack will not grow more than an eighth of an inch and will not let water leak in.
A structural engineer is a wise investment of a couple bills now. He can see and tell you what you need to know, acting in your interest.
Basement Waterproofing Issue/Question
Air gap between foundation wall & finished wall
Periodic wet basement from suspected rising water table
Reading foundation crack.
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