What’s duh first things ya see in basement? :-k
Step cracks, vertical crack.
Apparently duh house is ‘under repair’.
Home inspector (all due respect Skip) buTT again, yapping about raising,sloping duh grade, long downspout extensions.
Eh Kevin, the clay soil also Exxxxpands eh plus at this house there are underground roots.
ROOF water (downspt ext’s) that goes INTO-the-soil 7-10 whatever feet away, ya think all of that water STAYS AWAY from the basement walls?
Some of that water can still makes its way back TOWARDS basement walls! Shttt man, underground roots alone can carry water towards,near,against a basement wall.
That water IS getting in that basement because there are EXTERIOR cracks in the basement walls, PERIOD!
There may also be other exterior openings that need to be repaired such as openings/gaps around,just under,above basement windows,bricks and mortar joints,doors etc.
The EFFLORESCENCE, you don’t think some or most of that can be due to the exterior cracks or other exterior openings huh?
See some bullsht work going on INSIDE basement, jesus are they installing piers etc? lolol
And at 1:08…looks like somebody recently installed an interior system/see the basement FLOOR,about 18", new concrete,was j hammered etc. And ummm sure looks like there is water on the floor/that new piece,concrete apron. That is NOT going to STOP water from coming in and obviously doesn’t remove,relieve,lessen ANY exterior pressure against the basement walls and doesn’t remove any possible underground roots against the wall(s) which could certainly cause some cracks.
Hmmm, don’t hear dogshtt about what SHOULD be done and WHY, exterior waterproofing. Yeah,pfttttt, we can see the longer black drain tile on downspouts…LOL.
Take a look…zoom in if ya like
B Dry installed their BS here…did THAT stop water from entering these exterior cracks and did THAT remove,relieve ANY exterior pressure off duh wall? (clay,roots)
Duuuh, do ya see WHERE water first-enters into the hollow block wall?
And THEN…after its inside duh blocks it falls through the lower blocks and comes out at-along the COVE, the bottom of basement wall/floor.
Here, some smaller roots grew INTO,THROUGH the exterior corner crack,helped widen the crack…NO interior system on THIS PLANET does dogshttt in regards to stopping the water from where its REALLY entering and doesn’t remove,relieve clay or roots.
Underground root CAUSED cracks in basement wall, caused the step cracks etc that is visible inside basement,caused several exterior cracks
Clay and roots caused vertical and horizontal cracks which is friggin Whhhhhhhhhhhhy the basement leaked!@#@!!
And all these homes had at least 1 area of duh basement wall/inside, that had some efflorescence,some had x-amount of mold on past of block wall.