I recently purchased a home with a full finished basement. The home was built in 1988. No foundation or structural concerns were noted during the home inspection. There is carpet in the basement. The few visible locations of bare concrete (exterior, mechanical room) show no signs of distress.
However, when I walk around the carpet in the basement without shoes on, I feel a few places where it’s uneven: a ridge, a bump, etc.
Is this a cause for concern? Should I pull up the carpet to check for cracks?
I pulled a piece of carpet over one of the offending areas and this is what I found. There is a crack, and also what looks like a purposeful control joint. This isn’t the entirety of the areas I was worried about. However, for discussions sake, if all of the unevenness in my basement is due to features like this, should I be concerned?
A deeper inspection of visible, vertical concrete surfaces continues to indicate no cracks in the foundation walls. All windows and doors in the home function properly.