Poll for Best Defect Pictures For April

Vote for your best Defect Picture for April.

The selected topic for April is;

4. Foundation-Basement, crawlspaces, defects, IE massive cracks, water intrusion, failure, etc. 3.3


House was sagging about three inches in this corner. Lots of other cracks in foundation. He still bought the house!!!
Attached Thumbnailshttp://www.nachi.org/forum/attachments/f13/54149d1333503759t-requesting-best-defect-pictures-april-finnigan-009.jpg


This small ranch has all four walls cracked this bad. One measured about 2 inches out of level. This one is below a supporting beam. The picture looks “fish eye”, its not.
Attached Thumbnailshttp://www.nachi.org/forum/attachments/f13/54153d1333505941t-requesting-best-defect-pictures-april-dscf1550.jpg



About a 125 year old home.
Prison Break!

Large section of stone foundation caved in.


Foreclosure, terminated utilities, including power to the sump pump in this beaturful 2500 sq ft wandering ranch in the countryside. Full Finshed basement! Attached Thumbnailshttp://www.nachi.org/forum/attachments/f13/54164d1333538014t-requesting-best-defect-pictures-april-mold-linden-report2.jpg http://www.nachi.org/forum/attachments/f13/54165d1333538019t-requesting-best-defect-pictures-april-mold-linden-report-3.jpg http://www.nachi.org/forum/attachments/f13/54166d1333538023t-requesting-best-defect-pictures-april-mold-linden-report-8841.jpg


One of the many issues found in the crawlspace of my church.
Attached Thumbnailshttp://www.nachi.org/forum/attachments/f13/54167d1333540122t-requesting-best-defect-pictures-april-cmu-column.jpg


This is a stairwell from the garage to the basement. Notice the lower missing and crumbling concrete blocks! Not to mention- No handrail, No Fire door at bottom, No light and about 10 other deficiencies!
Attached Thumbnailshttp://www.nachi.org/forum/attachments/f13/54169d1333544197t-requesting-best-defect-pictures-april-100_2011.jpg


just a lil movement here…
Attached Thumbnailshttp://www.nachi.org/forum/attachments/f13/54190d1333584116t-requesting-best-defect-pictures-april-p4040024.jpg


Home owner purchased a on demand gas water heater on Ebay and installed it himself and very proud of it. There is no problem with venting it into the basement or the gas leak.
Attached Thumbnailshttp://www.nachi.org/forum/attachments/f13/54215d1333672004t-requesting-best-defect-pictures-april-johnson-alvin-056.jpg http://www.nachi.org/forum/attachments/f13/54216d1333672174t-requesting-best-defect-pictures-april-johnson-alvin-039.jpg


All the walls were like this, mold was everywhere and silt was covering the basement floor coming through the foundation cracks.
Attached Thumbnailshttp://www.nachi.org/forum/attachments/f13/54220d1333678521t-requesting-best-defect-pictures-april-0288211b.jpg

Anybody in the mood for a nice April shower or morning fog?



This is AFTER the seller had paid to have the waterproofing system installed I would have like to have seen it before :eek:
Attached Thumbnailshttp://www.nachi.org/forum/attachments/f13/54255d1333759688t-requesting-best-defect-pictures-april-123.jpg


And ye olde tree used as a support post in the basement.


This is the worst crawlspace I have been in (so far)!
Attached Thumbnailshttp://www.nachi.org/forum/attachments/f13/54292d1333913941t-requesting-best-defect-pictures-april-dsc01832.jpg

http://www.nachi.org/forum/attachments/f13/54479d1334357281t-requesting-best-defect-pictures-april-p4061119.jpg When I went to step on the hall floor, I noticed the seam through several floor boards,so I gingerly tested it. The floor had a lot of movement, so I went to the basement and found where somebody had cut a stringer off to make headroom for the basement stairs. The floor boards were moving for a good reason; they were being held up by air!!!

Wo, 6 votes.

Glad you did the thumbs so I can rest my pointer to magnify to full size.

Clicking on the picture might help Bob. :slight_smile:

Well, we have a tie. More votes could take care of that. :slight_smile:

We have a tie, can a few more votes break it?:slight_smile:

What could be better than the stone foundation falling in???

Well, the Poll is closed and we have a three way tie.

The winners for April Best Defect Picture is;

and ;


I have the second Poll for April here http://www.nachi.org/forum/f13/best-defect-picture-month-april-ii-71241/#post899698
the winner will be used for Janurary since we did not have one then. :slight_smile:

Thanks for the votes! Here are some additional pictures of the same home. Enjoy!