Not shtting on this, just trying to open a few brain cells, got MILK?
Example of WRONG commentary imo…
Page 8… and Page 14…
Photo’s 5 and 6 on page 8, 5 looks like damproofing
Photo 36 on page 14
Home inspector says, basement wall is bowed in… shows cracks above grade. Recommends cracks be sealed WIFF a silicone based cement sealer…?
Hmmmm, appears he means the cracks ABOVE grade as he does NOT say/recommend to… hand dig, waterproof and backfill correctly…eh.
Sealing the cracks above grade doesn’t seal/waterproof any exterior cracks BELOW grade and umm, there ARE cracks below grade… got dat?
The wall is bowed in, knock knock.
Photo 36 he states, ‘surface (basement wall) recently sealed and painted WIFF Drylok, NO cracks presently shwoing’…???
Dude, there ARE cracks on the exterior of the stupid block basement wall!
The paint etc ONLY hides/conceals any cracks that show INSIDE, and doesn’t “SEAL”
The HI’s who claim/report on their inspections shtt like, ‘NO evidence of water intrusion in basement’, really should be more careful/thorough for their sake and their clients.
Just because an HI did not see any visual signs of water in basement does NOT at all mean there aren’t existing cracks, leaks etc… cmon baby.
Paint, patching cracks and then painting them (as in Photo 36 eh) can conceal/hide quite a few existing cracks/DEEEEEfects.
So can paneling, drywall, carpeting, area rugs etc etc soooo, just because an HI did not see any water stains/problems in a basement, the 1/2 hour/whatever he was down there, doesn’t mean a dang thing.
Duh, maybe it wasn’t raining that day or hadn’t rained in a friggin week.
Not all cracks in basement walls leak/seep every time it rains, helllllo.
an interior basement system previously installed, basement still leaks, efflorescence etc on walls PAINTED over
That white crap paneling inside system co’s place against part or all of basement wall can hide/conceal deteriorated blocks like this…
That white crrrap paneling inside system love to place against basement walls will also HIDE/CONCEAL shifting, horizontal cracks like this…
if there is carpet or an area rug, do ya move a little bit of it and take a peek, huh?
Right right, some of us understand you do not have Superman vision, none of us do either.
Not saying you have the easiest job in duh world either but jesus, can’t ya learn/understand a bit more instead of pretending/assuming you know most or all there is on this subject, huh.
What was behind the drywall?
No, don’t expect an HI to see through duh drywall and find this crack and mold.
But man, you shouldn’t be recommending dumb azz incompetent bullshtt to buyers/sellers such as, ‘raise and slope the grade’ etc… and by doing that, most leaky basements can be solved/fixed. sheesh loool
If this rug wasn’t pulled back, quite a few would look/inspect these basements and say/claim, nope, no water intrusion problems etc… when there ARE!
We understand you don’t want to be intrusive, or can’t etc… but again, some shouldn’t be yapping, recommending dogshttt, shouldn’t be saying no water intrusion evidence because… quite a few homeowners/buyers take-that and think, ‘Oh good, no leaky basement problems’
Back to that BOWED WALL in inspection report…
inspector says, seal cracks above grade, does NOT say anything about hand digging, waterproofing and proper backfill to lessen/reduce the weight acting upon the wall OR, the need to seal/waterproof the BELOW grade cracks in the stupid block wall to, I dunno, stop water, insects etc from entering.
Unbiased opinion on… ----Basement Wall Damage, scroll down
http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/publications/marineclay.htm Bowed basement walls
Homeowners don’t know what, who to friggin believe!
HI says one thing, inside system company says another, Fairfax and Bubba says another
HI…again, says seal/silicone cracks.
Fairfax says, dig the sob out, waterproof it and backfill correctly.
Someone is wrong, and way off and, somebody is right, gee whizzers, i wonder who
Whether that basement wall is bowed in, cracked, due to… expansive soil and-or, concrete slab(s) and-or, underground tree roots etc, it needs to be dug out, waterproofed
PHOTO 36… ‘No cracks presently showing’ !!! Really!
At least he recommends NOT to mud jack duh slabs, give him a cookie fer dat.
Yeah yeah, the guy likely could be a dang good HI but WHY make those statements/remarks on this subject. I see he’s a nachi guy, apparently so, he prolly is good eh… just using the sample report to maybe help some others