Foundation issues? maybe

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Hello all. I have an opportunity to buy this brick ranch with a partial walk out basement/garage. Dont see a whole lot of houses in this part of the country with basements. It appears there was a water issue in the past that has been addressed with gutters and an elaborate drain system that drains further out into the yard. Beyond the the slab floor part there is about 2 feet of damp dirt then raises up to a crawl space that is dry. by the appearance of these walls does it look like some concrete repair work was done at some point or do you think it was built this way back in 1956. thanks in advance

Also this is foreclosure thats been for sale since June.


It almost looks like they might have excavated the basement further after it was constructed. What is the access like? 

This is a garage under the house. I'm sure it always has been. it just looks odd to me. I know there were issues because they installed a really nice drainage system off of the gutters. I would really like to go back during a good rain. I have the number of a engineer I may call. the house has a few other issues to like an oil tank in the ground. all this needs to be factored in to the purchase price. 

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