I had the privilege of inspecting a beautiful home & detached garage today in the Shoreline area of Seattle. The detached garage had serious settlement cracks visible from the exterior. The entire structure seemed to be racking to one side and the garage doors didn’t fit square into the frame. It was apparent we had a serious settlement issue but it wasn’t until we made our way inside that we were allowed feast our eyes on the extent of the damage. Behold, slab on grade settlement of nearly 4″ with full detachment of the sill plate from the foundation.