Originally Posted By: Mark Anderson
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ok…under ‘Definitions and Scope’…the 3rd paragraph sez “a home inspection will not reveal every problem that exists or ever could exist, but only those material defects observed on the day of inspection”…ok…that
s fine and fair, i guess. Although when it comes to basement waterproofing and cracks in the bsmt wall...its a kinda catchy-tricky assessment,"on the day of inspection'..doesnt mean there isnt a problem,a crack in the wall,just means that if there is 1 that you dont see it from inside and or it isnt leaking when your there,doesnt rain every hour of every day. And for those of you who dont know,on block walls...when your looking at them from inside the basement and dont see a crack..that does Not mean there isnt a crack on the outside of those Bsmt walls. Many block walls have cracks on the outside of the block that do not show on the inside. So when there is a crack on the outside it can and most likely will allow water into the 'cell' or 'cavity' of the block from the outside and drop-fall into and through the other courses of block and down onto the floor. Hey, like i say..most inspectors ive met are really nice people who seem to want to do a good job.
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