I have a 15 y.o. ranch house built on a slab in Indianapolis. The slab has concrete blocks around it which the frame of the house rests on. The exterior is vinyl siding except for a small section in front that is brick.
None of the blocks around the house are cracked but almost every joint between the blocks is cracked. Some are very small hair sized cracks but some the mortar has completely fallen out. None of the closest 15 houses around me have this problem.
There are three rooms where there is a gap of about 1/2 inch between the slab and drywall of the wall that is on the outside of the house. A mildew smell and occasionally bugs come from these gaps.
I am going to hire someone to come out but I have a few questions if you don’t mind?
- Can any home inspector look at the problem?
- About how much will it be?
- Can I put something in the gap between slab an drywall to stop the mildew smell?