recently noticed a crack (abt 1-2 mm - [1/8 inch] wide) starting
from the top of the basement window corner, to the floor, (in a
townhome for which I signed an agreement of purchase about 4 months
ago). As per all accounts, it probably is a shrinkage or settlement
crack. Is it normal to have a crack so soon in the life of a home?
The settlement date is just 2 weeks away, and I want to make sure that
I am not sitting on a lemon. Even if there are no structural issues,
what impact does this have on the resale value? I have paid 5%
upfront - should I try and get out of the deal, or should i force the
builder to do a better jop of the repair? He is only willing to patch
it up from the inside, with a epoxy/rubber sealant.
Any help will be really appreciated!!!!