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If there is no evidence of significant cracking you can use a board, a level and a tape measure to monitor the wall, over the years, for deflection.
 

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Is my basement okay?
No. You should get rid of that plastic dryer vent and use smooth rigid steel. Corrugated tubing will collect lint, the plastic will degrade and fail, and is a greater fire hazard. Doubt it is even code allowed.
 

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If there is no evidence of significant cracking you can use a board, a level and a tape measure to monitor the wall, over the years, for deflection.
I don’t see any cracking at all near that side of the wall. By the support beam there is some vertical cracking. Is the cracking usually a sign of a bowed wall?
 

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No. You should get rid of that plastic dryer vent and use smooth rigid steel. Corrugated tubing will collect lint, the plastic will degrade and fail, and is a greater fire hazard. Doubt it is even code allowed.
Thanks for the heads up. What about the wall?
 

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Can't tell from the pictures. Put a straight edge against it to check for bow. But if you stand in front of it and can't tell, it can't be bowed much, if at all.
 
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