I would appreciate any advice from professionals concerning my situation. I recently purchased a home which was inspected. Approximately 2 weeks after moving in I began having water issues in both the basement and the roof. I have had professionals out for both problems. The roofing professional stated that the inspector should have reported that my roof is only 1":12" slope and therefore unsuitable for the asphalt shingles that were used when the roof was redone by the previous owner. The professional stated that this may be the direct cause of my roof leaking now. Furthermore, this voids any warranty on the shingles.
The second issue is the bowing of the foundation in my basement due to water weight. Two different professionals that I brought in to quote waterproofing projects stated that the home inspector should have noted this and it is likely related to the water intrusion issues I am now facing in the same spot.
My question is whether these are issues that an inspector is expected and/or required to report. I am considering seeking legal action since it has cost me over $7,000 in repairs (on top of the normal costs of buying a new home). I only want to go this route if it really was a lack of an inspector failing their responsibilities. If it is something that would have been nice to know, but not required by the inspector, I don’t want to start a complaint.
Thanks for any advice, I appreciate the help!