He told me that it is Ok for now but can become an issue in couple years. Termites could rise form the ground and appear on the walls. So, I backed away from the deal.
Thanks again for all the advices.
Something is not right with the crack. However, it may be a big or not so big issue.
Newer homes often have re-inforced concrete slabs that reduces cracks from settling. Hoever, if the crack due to water leaks, sink holes or other more severe issues this is a more expensive issue. Have a certifified inspector look at the home if you are considering purchasing. Most purchase contracts will give you time to make the inspection after you submit the contract with an option to exit if there are problems. Your Realtor will be able to help you with this.
I would recommend you have a licensed inspector or contractor look over the house to make this kind of determination. If the crack is visible from the outside then the whole foundation could be cracked. It could be a major issue so I would proceed with caution. This is caused by water getting underneath the foundation because of poor drainage, grading or lack of gutters. You also might have grading or drainage issue which could be costly. I would speak with your buyer's agent to make sure you are still within the time frame to cancel your contract after you have the property inspected and get your earnest money back if it is determine to be a major issue. I hope this helps!!
Have you discussed the situation with your Buyer's Agent? That should be your second course of action.
After taking those two steps, your next course of action should become clear.
best of luck!
I doubt that you could find a SLAB foundation that does not have some cracks in it. They are most evident in the garage because there is nothing covering it.
The problem is, that they can't make the slab thick enough to withstand eventual cracking.
If you are really concerned about it, you can ask a structural engineer to inspect it and give an opinion.
good luck and may God bless
It depends. All concrete foundations will have settling cracks over time. I strongly recommend you have the home inspected by a reputable inspection company to ensure you do not have a major problem with the foundation.
Trust this information is helpful.
Milly Sells AZ
A 1/2 inch sounds fairly substantial. Not sure if that would be considered normal where you are located. May want to hire a structural engineer to evaluate, but could be costly. Recommend talking to a licensed home inspector. They should be able to tell you if further investigation is recommended.