Did an inspection of Condo unit with exterior stucco walls.
The joints were bowing out, cracking and damaged spots
noted. Found moisture (with meter and visible stains)
in various location in the interior sheetrock. Then found
some more moisture damage, stains and leaks in the
walls next to the exterior steps.
Can we say “fungi-heaven”?
Then out walks the lady next door and we ask if her
adjacent wall has any signs of moisture leaks (just
thought I could use more info).
She said “no, everything dry here”… So I asked her for
permission to put the moisture meter on her wall also.
Bingo… she has moisture in the wall too!!!
She then told us that she was about to purchase this
condo unit and she was glad to get the “heads up”
before she bought the unit. She then said she
was a major mortgage broker and would tell all her banker
associates about me (thank you God).
She had bad experiences with inspectors who worked
for the local Realtors and wanted someone independent
of the good ol boy network.
I said… “I’m the right man, and I understand what your
talking about.” It was a fun day.
Then I walked inside and pulled out the water level
with 50’ hose. The slab had 1 3/8 dop in ten feet
in the Din Rm. Not a good sign.
I wish someone would give me a thermal imaging
camera for my birthday now (hint… hint… :mrgreen: )