We're foundation specialists and have been in business for almost 30 years. Don't let any RE professional allow you to gloss this over. It could be a very serious problem and in many instances a deal breaker.
$2,000 of work related to a foundation in a $1,000,000+ home does not seem that significant BUT you may hire a structural engineer to assess the situation. Usually they are about $400-500 for the written report. That should help ascertain if there are lingering issues and any other items that may need attention. Hopefully, you have experienced representation to take you through the process and provide a referral to a experienced structural engineer.
Thank you again for great advice!
so where exactly was the crack???
i'm not sure what I call a pre-inspection is what you mean by a pre-inspection.
for me a pre-inspection is an inspection at the request of the home owner, just prior to marketing the home. prospective buyers are given access to the report. in the best case the home inspections finds the property free from defects/problems. this can enhance a prospective buyer's confidence in the property.
when the inspection finds problems, the home owner can choose to fix them or factor them in to the listing price. Prospective buyers can be show the receipts for the items repaired, or prospective buyers are told because of problem "x", and 'y" the home owner factored in the cost of repair by lowering his/her asking price.
I think the most important thing is that the home owner knows of any problems before the buyer's inspector finds them.
re: the crack -- who determined what fix was needed??? who performed the fix???
if it was not fixed, I would have suggested you hire an engineer, but now that it's "fixed" (hopefully fixed correctly) the defective condition is no longer visible.
Start with the person that made the repair and ask if the there is a warranty on the repair.
Then talk with the inspecrtor that wrote the report and ask if they re-inspected and get their opinion. If they recommend "further inspection by a qualified professional", then consult a structural engineer or foundation contractor.
If they say they have "fixed" something, do you have work completion paperwork for that?
This is very little info, let your Realtor guide you, share your concerns.......if you dont have a Realtor, feel free to get i touch with me. Wishing you the Best,