Where quite a few home inspectors MISS duh boat,,,

on this subject, when ‘inspecting’ basement walls, water intrusion…oh yes.

2 short videos, a little over ONE MINUTE of your time is all that is required (oh, and some common sense, duh) same house. why most block wall basements leak
OUTSIDE… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9o67Yb909M
See the exterior cracks in block wall?
See the CORNER crack?
THAT…is where/why water enters into the hollow block wall(s) and will then be seen inside the basement, most often at the very bottom of wall/floor.

Same house inside… basement HAD drywall against walls. No, nobody expects you to have Superman vision… but havin some common friggin sense on this subject wouldn’t klll ya

Let’s say there WASN’T any drywall etc against basement walls…
POINT… :10 mark in 2nd video, you do not see any crack in wall at–neat corner but there sure as shtt is an existing exterior corner crack aka g dang DEFECT

The other crack, a hairline vertical crack you WOULD have seen and umm, it IS why the basement leaks in THAT area.

And what CAUSED the mold, efflorescence, discolorment on block basement wall? The water that was allowed to get into the blocks THROUGH those exterior cracks.

Some HI’s think I’m trying to hurt them, screw with them :wink:
SHTTTT man, am trying to help you help your clients, the homeowners and maybe help you keep your inspection fees, got dat?

Some HI’s here don’t even bother to take 1,2 minutes and watch a few of these videos.
Quite a few home inspectors have/claim on their websites they THOROUGHLY inspect the foundation walls, water intrusion… really?
Hmmm, if they do not fully–understand what I have repeatedly shown (again, in those 2 video above) then those HI’s are NOT thoroughly inspecting anyone’s foundation walls, water intrusion etc competently, NOPE.

Don’t let these HI’s try and tell you (homeowners) blsshttt myths such as, as you need to do is raise and slope the grade. And its these home inspectors who need to cough up their inspection fees repeatedly until they take the g dang time to understand more of this subject.

WHY? Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh!

good stuff partner…

Thanks for sharing

Water will travel up a tree 400 feet. It will travel through concrete upwards of 6 miles. Block walls are porous and virtually impossible to seal. It isn’t rocket science that water will ready travel through it. It doesn’t need cracks for this to happen. Concrete block walls are like a saturated sponge that slowly allow water to weep through the open side. As Stuart Scott would say, you can’t stop it, you can only hope to contain it.

SHORT video, if you don’t remove some drywall/paneling then you can be FOOLED on where the water is first-entering… water along/around perimeter

This guy was smart to remove a piece… he could then see/follow the stupid az water and won’t be lied to, bs’d by an interior basement system company who would normally tell homeowners when they get water along the perimeter they need an interior basement system and sump pump because, as they bs people about, there is a SUPPOSED hydrostatic pressure problem under the stupid az basement floor, morons.

ZZ/Legs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUDcTLaWJuo