The importance of contemporary building science is often fully appreciated after the occurrence of building performance problems. As home inspectors the ability to identify potential building performance problems is an asset.
Basements & groundwater control. The fundamentals of groundwater control can be dated back to the time of the Roman empire. Up until recently, within the last 60 plus years, a building’s basement was not meant to be a considered habitable space. Basements were used to store items, house the homes equipment. I remember the term cellar used when I visited relatives in New Brunswick in the 1960’s.
When you inspect basements, do you apply home sciences? What tools do you use. How do you assess basements and come to your overall conclusion to explain your findings in the report.
Looking forward to any replies.
BSD-103: Understanding Basements