I am buying house for the first time and the home inspection report came back saying there may be potential foundation issues. I have attached screenshots from the report below. This is an 1976, one story house at 78745, Austin, TX. I am wondering how serious the problem is and if I should move forward with the house. Many thanks in advance for your input!
Excerpt from the report
Foundations 1. At the time of inspection the foundation appeared to have some movement considered beyond normal, exceeding acceptable tolerances. Observations made to support this opinion are listed, but not limited to the following: significant cracks observed on the exterior of the foundation; noticeable changes in the floor elevation; step cracks in the exterior veneer wall(s); interior sheetrock cracks and/or stress indicators; Typical settlement cracks Spalling or flaking occurring. A professional engineer should be consulted to evaluate the current integrity of the foundation and propose necessary repairs (if any).
Cracked tile(s) were observed in the primary bedroom, hall, and living room. The crack appears to be following a pattern consistent with typical foundation settlement. Repair as needed.