Some here have said Bubba hate’s home inspectors, sheesh lol NOT the case man. Most HI’s I’ve met are good peeps. Have had some real bad encounters with a few HI’s around Michigan, one was doing a home inspection before Bubba got there to give the homeowner an estimate on her leaky basement, she had a few vertical cracks in her F walls.
Anyways lol, when Bubb’s got there the HI was coming outside and the first thing he says to me (homeowner was right next to me) was, ‘Hey, all you waterproofers are scams, you lie to homeowners when ALL they need to do is raise and slope their grades’… loooool. Little did the penis know that this homeowner was a good, former neighbor who trusts Bubba and yeah, i wanted to punch the dork but i let him ruffle his feathers and walk off crying.
So here (video) is another home inspector, prolly a good guy and may indeed be a good HI however, in his video he talks some shtt…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHb6DPxTflM his title, ‘Home Inspector discusses foundation crack types’
:50 vertical crack, the HI says it is a shrinkage crack and he says to patch it (on inside!) and monitor it.
These vertical cracks can be caused by several things, one being lateral SOIL pressure or underground tree roots. And slapping some mortar on the inside/patching it does NOTHING! It’s a block wall, hello, wrong answer.
2:00 he shows and talks about a step crack near corner (it leaks, look at it lool) he says these step cracks are usually due to settling. That is not what we have repeatedly seen for nearly 40 yrs, nope.
Where are some HI’s getting their info, supposed facts from, huh? And they pass this crap on to unknowing homeowners, BUYERS!! Tell them to patch n monitor? Scare em and tell them the house/wall is settling? Do some homework would you please
Example videos, this block wall has TWO STEP cracks that one can see inside, along with other cracks, it leaks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsxGRQbf_Nc
Same house on the OUTSIDE, what … CAUSED the cracks in block foundation walls??? Tree roots! WHY did the basement leak along the bottom of wall and floor? Because there are exxxxxterior cracks in the block foundation walls! PATCH n MONITOR, SETTLING??? loollll omfg
When some HI’s say crap like patch the crack and ummmm, watch it, many of them are BUYERS. You are giving them imo the wrong answers, you aren’t helping them at all on issues like these.
Here’s the same house now dug out and roots removed… multiple exterior cracks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ohgv0YPOrXc
That house with tree roots, leaky basement etc… that owner had other supposed experienced and honest waterproofing contractors over, they ALL told the owner that he needs beams OR wall anchors and an interior system!!@#$@!@#%&^***((()(***__ that would have cost him $5,000----$10,000, we did the shtttty azz job for $2,100.
So for $2,100 he had the CAUSE removed… kind of important huh, lol, and he had all the cracks in that area waterproofed n backfilled correctly.
Bubba asks ya’s, what would the owner have got if he opted for beams/wall anchors and an interior system for $5,000+ ???