Along with starting my own inspection business, I am finishing out our basement. I noticed today that part of my newly textured wall was warping. After pulling the insulation out from above I noticed deck beams resting on the load bearing wall! Sure enough, it appears the home builders attached part of the deck by cutting through the weather proofing and resting a beam on the wood wall itself. Anyone had clients encounter this? What was their course of action?
Yes it’s sad I didn’t see this flaw for a year. We hired an HI prior to purchase. There was no mention of the defect. No, I didn’t see water staining or moisture issues when I textured and painted the wall. We’ve had a dry year on the Front Range.