On a recent home inspection in Barnegate I observered step cracking along the left side wall of the home. The cracks had been sealed at least 2x before and have appeared to re open.
The cause for chronic settling like this one I believed was the rear of the home had an 8 foot grade slope that created a walk out basement in the rear.
However, the change in grade appears to have pulled the brick back and the pressure caused a tear perpendicular to the stress point. As home inspectors in NJ we are required to address such issues and call for repairs by qualified contractors.
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