One of the most common concerns home buyers have is the house foundation. Cracks are often found in foundation walls or other concrete components of a property but they may or may not be a cause for concern. Some cracks are due to concrete shrinkage while some can indicate structural problems. Several types of cracks are horizontal, vertical, and step cracks. An experienced inspector will use their knowledge and training to look for clues indicating potential problems and inform you of their findings to help you make an informed decision regarding your purchase.