There is nothing wrong with the wall BTW, and I’ll financially back that statement. You buy the house and have any trouble with the wall, I’ll buy the house back off of you and pay for all your expenses on both transactions and give you an additional $2K for your trouble.
I am fortunate enough to have repaired masonry above repaired foundations such as this. Being in that position I got to see repair recommendations, talk with the engineer, contractor that instituted recommended repairs and costs.
The foundation is made sound again and the cost is relatively minor as compared to the value of the home.
The appraisal report justifies the engineers report. Not much wrong with the home.
Maybe a bit off topic here.
I see these several times a year. Often the cause is pretty evident. What I never understand is why no one addresses or attempts to repair the cause of the issue. Yes, you can brace the wall from the inside or the outside. You can knock holes in the block and fill the wall with concrete, but this doesn’t solve the cause. I know as inspectors, that is not our position or job to determine or question the repairs.
Seems to me it is like putting a sump pump in the basement because there is water penetration in the walls. Doesn’t stop the issue, just addresses the issue after the fact.
Jeffrey, I don’t understand. Are you asking us to post the first inspection report performed for the current owner of the home? That report isn’t ours to post. So you’re fine with me posting inspection reports that aren’t ours? Interesting.
We bought this property as part of InterNACHI’s “We’ll Buy Your Home Back” Guarantee - InterNACHI using the same agent that recommended our participating InterNACHI member. We then listed the property with that same agent who recommended our participating member a couple weeks ago on a Friday: 601 E. Sherwood Road, Williamston, MI 48895 - InterNACHI . By the following Monday we were under contract for $26K more than we were asking. The same agent also found our inspector’s client a new home. You can probably guess who he and his entire real estate office recommends for home inspections from now on.
I can’t thank you enough Nick! The home buy back program seems like a win for everybody. I’m proud to be a part of your Association your the best leader anyone could ask for. If you follow the plan that you set out its hard not to be successful. I am not thru my first year yet and have already done almost 100 inspections.