Old Pei house corner cracks


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Old 10-19-14, 01:27 PM
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Old Pei house corner cracks

Hi all.I'm new here so I hope this is the appropriate foru.Anyway my wife and I have the oppertunity to purchase our first house at a very reasonable price but I have a few concerns.One is the corner crack pictured and the general state of the rest of the side wall.Will parging be enough or is there more serious things underfoot.Thanks and regards, peter
 
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Old 10-19-14, 03:05 PM
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It definitely warrants further investigation! What is on the other side of the wall? crawlspace or basement?
 
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Old 10-19-14, 05:18 PM
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Hi and thanks for the reply.It's a unfurnished basment.Bare walls,oil furnace,oil tank cable tv hook up and a few old cans of paint.Looking up,cobwebs,pipes too and from furnace etc.A few pictures of the inside included.Thanks and regards, peter.
 
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Not the pro on this but Before I bought I would pay to have inspected by engineer. A few dollars now may save many in future.
 
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Hard to tell from the pics - how much damage is there on the inside. Is it just a small area like what you can see outside or does it go from top to bottom? I agree with PJ it's best to call in a pro to evaluate it onsite.
 
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interesting - a block foundation wall,,, would've thought a guy like pei would only use conc,,, nevertheless, by itself its not a dealbreaker just has a pei house isn't necessarily a dealmaker,,, @ the end of the day, its still only just a house,,, ask your structural pe what HE thinks - NOT the home inspector,,, do it right !
 
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Think he meant Prince Edward Island not I.M. Pei.
 
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jokes on me good catch !
 
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Old 10-27-14, 02:12 PM
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Well..

I wanted to thank y'all for responding.The wife and I have decided not to purchase the property.To risky.Beside the foundation all the windows,50 + years old need replacing,the siding is concrete aspestos and part of the property is grandfathered in with the neighbors.The sheds roof need replacing as well.We are located on a corner and are also pounded during the winter by city snow shovels.Fortunatly for us the owner is a very nice person and has agreed to let us stay on until we find something to buy..thanks again!
 
 

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