Wall Separation From House

Here's a close up of a stucco wall that is separating from a brick wall. This is a large gap and is a sign of movement or structural damage underneath the house.

Be aware as a home inspector of situations like this, where somebody will fill the joint with cement or caulking. This is not the proper way to fix something like this.

Whenever you run into a large gap like this one, you could have some major problems with the soil or building foundation.