No one should ever consider buying a property without having a building inspection done. More often than not, new home owners discover hidden flaws in the building that were cleverly camouflaged for completing the sale, it can be very expensive and time consuming for the new owners to fix should these flaws be serious.
Cracks in your foundation pose serious risks to the structural integrity of your home as well as creating the potential for water damage. Fix foundation cracks before it’s too late!
The fallen building had several active violations, including one issued May 1 after complaints from tenants of shaking and vibrations, and another for working without a proper permit. An inspector noted at the time vertical cracks running from the ground floor to the roof level. The inspection also found cracks in the interior on the third and fourth floors, according to Buildings Department records.
So you have seen a few foundation cracks here and there. Your interior walls are showing some distress. Your floor seems out of level. Your roof line is not plumb. Your exterior walls are bowed. Your brick or rock walls have mortar cracks. But do you really have a problem?