Just a question about pony walls. I did a thermal scan on a house and the lady said that there used to be water coming in one window in the basement. I did not see anything with the camera so I checked with the moisture meeter. Nothing around the window but when I checked the pony wall there was between 20% and 30% moisture on the corner. I checked the rest of the pony wall in the basement and the same thing.
She then told me that when they set anything on the top of the wall for a few days and then take it off the paint wants to stick to what ever they are taking off.
The house is built in 2002 and that was the last time that the walls were painted.
The downspouts are on and away from the house and the grade looks good.
She also said that the backfill came above the tar line on the cement and wondered if that would have an effect.