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
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
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.