I was hoping to get some guidance. I recently purchased a home. During the inspection process, the inspectors put in their report that there was a hairline horizontal crack in the foundation. It was mentioned in their report, however, they told me verbally it was nothing to worry about(and I trusted them :( ), as there was no signs of shoving or spreading - so the house passed inspection. On the inside, you are not able to stick a dime in the crack, and there are no signs of water seeping in. However, upon closing, I was working around the house, and noticed that the crack is roughly the same height above the floor, and probably goes all the way around the 3 sides of the foundation(4th side is the walk out), the basement is partially finished, so I am not able to see the entire wall to know for 100% sure. On one side, the slope of the ground shows that the crack is visible from the outside. I took a level to the wall, and it SEEMED level, however I am not a contractor. The house was built in 1956, and has a poured basement(as far as I can tell). I am having an SE come look today, however I am curious if any of you have experienced this? I am worried I may have ruined my life financially by buying this house.
Any info will be appreciated. Thanks!
UPDATE: The SE came today, and didn't seem concerned, as the walls showed no signs of shoving, water, and were level. However, I have attached photos. The third photo shows epoxied cracks, and a smaller crack above. From what I understand, this epoxy would have been done 5+ years ago, and has not shown any movement judging by the epoxy. The smaller crack above does not travel any further than that photo, and I plan to epoxy that. The basement is partially finished, so I am not able to see all the way around. If I absolutely had to, I would unfinish the parts needed to make any fixes...I am considering attaching glass to the wall over the crack. That way, If the glass cracks, I know the wall is showing movement. We have got consistent heavy rain in my area recently, and no sign of water seeping through.