Originally Posted By: dbowers
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Over the past 26 years of inspecting, I see handyman or homeowner solutions like that at least once a month. Many times they’re doing exactly what the handyman or homeowner intended them to do - and have been doing it for YEARS. BUT - without wasting anyof my time or without any types of forensic investigation, my typical comment would be:
"We noted that a TEMPORARY and handyman type of repair has been made to the support system in the basement of the house. We would recommend further evaluation by a licensed and competent ........ to determine if this addition to the support system is in fact needed, and if so what the PERMANENT repair should have been, and then install it".
If questioned by a realestator, seller etc (buyers never seem to question this - they seem to have a better grasp on it than sellers or relestators - wonder why??) as to my comments, my reply is:
"It is TEMPORARY because most of the time, a 5 pound sledge hammer and a very short swing or a swift kick of my boot will remove it".