Cracking in Brick/mortar, should I avoid this house?

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Old 03-17-11, 07:42 AM
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Unhappy Cracking in Brick/mortar, should I avoid this house?

I came across a house I really like but the only issue I see is this cracking. Would this keep you from buying the house?

Would this be an expensive repair?

I really appreciate your help!







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Old 03-17-11, 02:16 PM
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It looks like that the foundation is sitting down on one side and it's not an inexpensive fix. Make sure you get the right contractor to give the right estimate.
 
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It sure looks like a foundation problem where the settlement/movement causes cracks. Probably 2 different foundations or just one cracked foundation that leads to differential settlement.

If the foundation problems can be corrected, any brick left can be tuck pointed.

A contractor may not be the best choice since once you start with him, you have no idea of the cause and no control over the "repair" cost.

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