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Posted by: from Laval
10/3/2011 at 9:42:10 PM

Hi, I am looking to buy a house and i am in the process of purchasing. I just got it inspected and the inspector brought to my attention that there are a few cracks in the foundation of the house. Is this a cause of concern?

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Date/Time10/4/2011 at 9:56:15 AM


Depends on the size and severity of the cracks.

Is there any evidence of leaking?

Any calcification?

If so, negotiate with the owner regarding the cost of repairs verses his asking price.



Par-Tek Construction Services

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Date/Time10/4/2011 at 9:52:24 PM

Hi Swati,

If you are serious about buying the house, you could talk to the current owners about your concerns and see if they would agree to have a foundation crack specialist come in and assess the damage so everyone is on the same page when it comes to potential costs and damage to the house in question. You could even have them contact someone and you contact someone and have both of your contacts as well as yourselves present during an evaluation of the problem.

This would certainly be in your best interest as you would be the one incurring any potential extra expenses.

Hope this helps.

Bill Clawsie

Clawsie Contracting


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Brian from Conduite Sauf Inc. in Barrie
Date/Time10/6/2011 at 1:15:26 PM

If you can send me an electronic copy of the inspector's report, we'll take it from there.

Brian 705.331.7711

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