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Old 06-25-2010, 12:10 PM  
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I am looking for a house and find one has this problem. Is it a structural problem?



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Old 06-25-2010, 04:59 PM  
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Is it the picture, or does the patio slope down towards the foundation? This could be worse than the piece that broke off. Looks like someone damaged the foundation when it was built and it finaly moved a little and broke off. Or the J-bolt (metal rod) was installed to close to the edge and that will also happen.

Get a home inspection, but also try to get an engineer home inspector if you can. They can give you more information. Go to American Society of Home Inspectors, ASHI. to find a professional organization. DO NOT hire who the realtor recommends.
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Get a home inspection, but also try to get an engineer home inspector if you can. They can give you more information. Go to American Society of Home Inspectors, ASHI. to find a professional organization. DO NOT hire who the realtor recommends.
Good luck.
Yep, what he said.
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That looks very nastly.

The top left section has moved considerably for some reason.

Any interior cracks above the corners of the doors and windows ar anywhere near them?

Do not do anything until you get a registered professional while you can write it off the list before making a very low offer for good reason.

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its a serious structural problem,,, have a p e take a look & ck the footer & fnd wall while you're at it


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