…Home inspectors are not mold inspectors but they should be alert to the situations that can create mold.
Basement repair contractors…interior drain tile, usually drill holes in the bottom course of blocks…plastic shield is put up between the floor and the wall that covers the holes…THIS situation can CREATE a problem…can create a potential breeding ground for mold.
Not just a breeding ground for mold but as the Milkman and some others here know, the plastic shield (they use other crap too) that they place against the bottom blocks (and sometimes they put it against 1/2 or all of the dumb wall), hides, conceals existing deteriorated blocks, yup it sure does.
Photo’s of exactly what I mean…
Right over/against mold…problems, the water is getting in on the OUTSIDE, sheesh!
They’ll also place it against/over existing defects like this…
What about when they place that junk against existing defects like this…
And on the outside there can be existing defects, deterioration like this…
And when they cover part or all of the basement wall there can be existing defects, cracks, mold etc like this…
Home inspector, decide whose side your on
Don’t know some of these articles are helpful or not to some of you peeps.
Says several HI’s wanted to eyeball a standard release form…
‘Maybe there are hairline mortar cracks’ etc…
…existing cracks, defects like this…including an interior pressure relief system previously installed…home inspector was not concerned, that’s what homeowner said lol!!
So what was ALWAYS needed, yes, before the dumb incompetent interior system was installed, is still needed…exterior waterproofing! Sheesh. Inside system company lies, cheats, MISREPRESENTS actual problems and ONLY solution, and so does the HI. Eh, some homeowners have legitimate bitchhhhs with peeps like these.
Ok, enough 4 now, many of ya’s already got a lot of this sht covered but just thought a few HI’s may find some of this helpful.
Comfortably Numb, Gilmour http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaoH25TaM-c