http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLgoOZbg_TQ short video
Leaky basement window?
This is one way a home inspector could get into a tad of trouble…possibly lose their inspection fee etc, all due respect to him, don’t get my remarks all twisted
Ok so ya go into a basement and see what he sees…PANELING up against basement wall etc. Apparently one basement window has a cover on it outside.
…he pushes on baseboard…lol, and that means?
It means… NOTHING.
1:25 Pulling the carpet back helps a little, yes.
How about pulling the carpet back and eyeballing the wood, tack strip by other window and corner etc?
And so, BASED on that, he says-thinks the basement window is leaking #-o
Eh, the basement window could well be all or part of a problem, sure.
BUTT, it may not be either. POINT is, you cannot and should not tell a homeowner that its just a leaky basement window…you can’t SEE the basement WALL!!
Here, the basement window and ledge IS… PART, of the problem.
BUTT, that is not the ONLY problem… same window/area
http://picasaweb.google.com/101049034584960315932/BasementWaterproofing16#5442357846719317058 The basement window was allowing some water in AND some water was getting in UNDER the ledge AND, lol, some water was getting in THROUGH the crack in basement wall.
And about 8’–10’ away from this window and crack, there was another crack in basement wall near the corner
See what duh Milkman is saying? Jesus, just trying to help a good honest inspector keep his fee, the good ones earn their money! Also helps the buyer/seller…eh.
I’d recommend running a water test, for the window and duh basement wall…in order to show/prove the exact problem(s)…when there is paneling/drywall against basement wall.
And–or, remove some of that paneling, there certainly could be some mold etc on the backside of that paneling and-or on the dumb basement wall.
Most, likely all, interior basement system companies would NOT do any water test, could care less and ya know they’d tell all they need an interior basement system…right? lol YEP!!!
Just because 1 or more basement windows may have a well/cover on the outside realy doesn’t mean much…and certainly does not define/identify any-all possible problems/leaks. Hence, don’t make the statement that the carpet, rotted tack strips, stained floor etc is due to the basement window.
See THIS pretty often.
Crawlspace, crack in wall…
what, maybe 3’ deep…fruitcake sidewalk on exterior, pftt, remove that piece and hand dig it.
He injects it inside and is going to use carbon straps?
Come on. I would charge about $600 or so for this little 3’ shtt or, talk the homeowner through it if they want to save cash, sheesh, injection PLUS cost of carbon straps(s), really? Say again, these injections for basement wall cracks are not necessarily/rarely permanent and nobody should be offering any dang lifetime guarantee and claims as such, just more bulshtt.